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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Pocito in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.7946S, -68.809WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pocito in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.809° West, -31.7946° South, depth 17.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:46 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 03:37:46 / January 19, 2021 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.57 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d194. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d194.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 24 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7946° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-19 03:37:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-19 03:55:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.27 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us7000d194 Id of event.
Event Code 7000d194 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d194, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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