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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 70 km W of Cafayate, Argentina

Earthquake location -26.06S, -66.6844WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Cafayate in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6844° West, -26.06° South, depth 31.99 km. Id of earthquake: us70009liw. Event ids that are associated: us70009liw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.99 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 10:42:09 / May 20, 2020 @ 10:42 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:42:09 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Cafayate (c. 11 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cafayate (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km W of Cafayate, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.06° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W of Cafayate, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-20 10:42:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-20 11:00:11 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 2.323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us70009liw Id of event.
Event Code 70009liw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009liw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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