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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near Tinogasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.4144S, -67.5044WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.34 km (72 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 06:57:42 / March 5, 2020 @ 6:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us600089zt. Unique identifier: us600089zt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5044 West, latitude -28.4144 South, depth = 115.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:42 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chilecito, Fiambalá, Arauco. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km S of Tinogasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5044° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.4144° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km S of Tinogasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-05 06:57:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-05 07:20:11 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 3.719 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 2.133 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us600089zt Id of event.
Event Code 600089zt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600089zt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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