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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Yerba Buena in Argentina

Earthquake location -26.8756S, -65.3683WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Yerba Buena in Argentina on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.3683 West, latitude -26.8756 South, depth = 35.94 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006rul. Unique identifier: us60006rul. The temblor was picked up at 14:57:06 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). 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 35.94 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 17:57:06 / December 15, 2019 @ 5:57 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Cocha, Graneros, Termas de Río Hondo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from San Miguel de Tucumán (c. 781 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Yerba Buena (c. 50 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tafí Viejo (c. 48 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Alderetes (c. 38 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Aguilares (c. 32 500 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Famaillá (c. 31 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Termas de Río Hondo (c. 27 800 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SW of Yerba Buena, 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 -65.3683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.8756° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Yerba Buena, 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 17:57:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 18:20:59 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 3.359 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60006rul Id of event.
Event Code 60006rul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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