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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Belen in Argentina

Earthquake location -27.9112S, -66.7271WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Belen in Argentina on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70005laf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005laf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.33 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.7271° West, latitude -27.9112° South, depth = 148.33 km. The temblor was reported at 16:43:22 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/09/19 / 2019-09-25 19:43:22 / September 25, 2019 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km SE of Belen, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9112° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of Belen, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-25 19:43:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-25 19:59:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 432 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 2.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us70005laf Id of event.
Event Code 70005laf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005laf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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