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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina

Earthquake location -24.1737S, -67.2393WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 93 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:42:08 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60006rv1. Event ids that are associated: us60006rv1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 181.73 km (113 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2393 West, latitude -24.1737 South, depth = 181.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 18:42:08 / December 15, 2019 @ 6:42 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 93 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2393° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.1737° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 181.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-15 18:42:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 18:55:16 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 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 1.49 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us60006rv1 Id of event.
Event Code 60006rv1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rv1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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