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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Colonia Dora in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.782S, -63.1568WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Colonia Dora in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 590.9 km (367 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 17:42:50 / March 27, 2020 @ 5:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us70008hc5. Event ids that are associated: us70008hc5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 590.9 km, -63.1568° West, -28.782° South. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:42:50 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suncho Corral, Villa Ojo de Agua, Añatuya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Añatuya (c. 20 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Suncho Corral (c. 6 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Ojo de Agua (c. 5 800 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SW of Colonia Dora, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.1568° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.782° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 590.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Colonia Dora, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-27 17:42:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-27 18:02:42 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 416 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 5.521 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us70008hc5 Id of event.
Event Code 70008hc5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008hc5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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