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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - San Juan Province, Argentina on Monday, 20 May 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - San Juan Province, Argentina on Monday, 20 May 2019
May 20 11:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 145.0 to 124.0 km.
May 20 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 124.0 to 106.0 km.
May 20 11:36: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: Monday, 20 May 2019 11:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.5°S / 69.91°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (216 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 20 May 2019 (6 earthquakes)
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.6 / 111 kmSan Juan, ArgentinaEMSC
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.4 / 102.8 kmSan Juan Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.5 / 133.7 km50 km al NE de Mina Los Pelambres (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.2 / 49 kmSan Juan Province, ArgentinaBMKG
Mon, 20 May 11:18 UTCM 5.6 / 102.3 km46km WSW of Calingasta, ArgentinaUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
Santiago / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(225 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Valparaíso Chile (699.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(200 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Mucho ruido (via app)
(221 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(241.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Mucho ruido leve movimiento (via app)
(234 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Santiago / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(221.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(181.3 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Santiago de Chile - Region Metropolitana - Quinta / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(221 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(201.4 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Santiago,Avenida Peru / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Santiago / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt in Santiago, hyatt hotel Top floor light shaking of bed
viña del mar / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Buenos aires (1174.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: Animales inquietos (via app)
(220.1 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(219.5 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santiago / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(215.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
San Juan Argentina (130.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
(224.2 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Still in bed, woke up my sleeping wife. Was wavy, about 15 seconds total
Santiago / MMI III (Weak shaking): Lasted only about 5 seconds. Top of the ritz Carlton hotel, felt shaking and moving of small objects (lampshades)
(190 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(106.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Movimiento corto 20 seg (via app)
(235.3 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Rattling woke us up, seemed to last 1-2 minutes
(186.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(260.2 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(226.9 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
(185.3 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Las Cabras (Chile) (328 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sismo leve intensidad, pero perceptible el la región de O'Higgins en Chile. A las 07:20 hora local (via EMSC)
Casablanca (Chile) (241 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Mucho ruido. Movimiento corto y moderado (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (218 km S from epicenter)(no details): it sounded and felt like a strong wind shaking the house (via EMSC)
Vicuña (Chile) (171 km NW from epicenter)(no details): IV Mercalli (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (220 km S from epicenter)(no details): Todo bien en Santiago (via EMSC)
San Felipe (Chile) (151 km S from epicenter)(no details): San Felipe, V región cordillera, movimiento suave, no ameritó levantarse a afirmar la TV (via EMSC)
Quillota (Chile) (194 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Me despertó. Fuerte movimiento rápido. Solo de 5 segundos app. (via EMSC)
Copiapo (Chile) (460 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió leve en Copiapó. (via EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile) (330 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se movió como un penduño y duró poco tiempo (via EMSC)
El Tabo (Chile) (259 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Muy largo (via EMSC)
Casablanca (Chile) (233 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Suave (via EMSC)
La Florida (Chile) (226 km S from epicenter)(no details): Estava durmiendo (via EMSC)
Maipú (Chile) (225 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte y rápido (via EMSC)
Peñalolén (Chile) (221 km S from epicenter)(no details): Suave, II A III (via EMSC)
Peñalolén (Chile) (220 km S from epicenter)(no details): Un sismo corto de una sola sacudida, sin ruido subterráneo. Como decimos aqui, cordillerano y profundo. (via EMSC)
Ñuñoa (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Leve pero largo (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio por pocos segundos (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Mucho ruido, como un choque. No se sintió movimiento. (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fue con mucho ruido ,y una vibración corta pero fuerte (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Omg very very ston (via EMSC)
Santiago (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): No fue fuerte, sino un poco largo (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (219 km S from epicenter)(no details): Un solo movimiento suave (via EMSC)
Recoleta (Chile) (218 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt it Santiago (via EMSC)
Recoleta (Chile) (218 km S from epicenter)(no details): Fuerte pero corto (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (217 km S from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Providencia (Chile) (216 km S from epicenter)(no details): Muy leve en providencia, Santiago (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (216 km S from epicenter)(no details): se sintió en Las Condes, Santiago (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (215 km S from epicenter)(no details): Acaba de temblar en Santiago de Chile a las 7;22 am (via EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile) (214 km S from epicenter)(no details): Sismo con origen lejano (via EMSC)
Quilicura (Chile) (211 km S from epicenter)(no details): Su movimiento moderado .....!!! (via EMSC)
Quilpué (Chile) (210 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Casi imperceptible (via EMSC)
Lo Barnechea (Chile) (208 km S from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió en Santiago de Chile (via EMSC)
Lampa (Chile) (204 km S from epicenter)(no details): Desperté con el movimiento (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (203 km NW from epicenter)(no details): En Coquimbo se sintió bastante fuerte en sector alto (via EMSC)
Concón (Chile) (203 km SW from epicenter)(no details): long and noisy movement (via EMSC)
Colina (Chile) (203 km S from epicenter)(no details): fuerte y corto 3 A 4 mercalli (via EMSC)
Mendoza (Argentina) (197 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Fueron 2 segundos y fue suave. (via EMSC)
Coquimbo (Chile) (197 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió levemente cómo un crugido (via EMSC)
Papudo (Chile) (164 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Sentimos suave en papudo (via EMSC)
(Argentina) (154 km E from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió muy fuerte y largo, como movimientos circulares y ondulantes. Por alguna razón pensé que el epicentro era aquí en San Juan. It felt very strong and long. With circular and wavy motions. For some reason I had the feeling the epicenter would be here in San Juan. (via EMSC)
Ovalle (Chile) (141 km NW from epicenter)(no details): muy largo se movio como cuna (via EMSC)

 

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