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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Albardon in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3791S, -68.6302WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Albardon in Argentina on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.04 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:15:31 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005g9f. Unique identifier: us70005g9f. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/19 / 2019-09-14 05:15:31 / September 14, 2019 @ 5:15 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6302 West, latitude -31.3791 South, depth = 109.04 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km WNW of Albardon, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6302° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3791° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Albardon, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-14 05:15:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-14 05:35:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.846 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005g9f Id of event.
Event Code 70005g9f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005g9f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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