M 5.6 in Argentina on 20 May 2019 11:18 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 102.26 Km
Lat/Lon: -31.4861 , -69.8663
Event Date: 20 May 2019 11:18 UTC
20 May 2019 08:18 Local
Exposed Population: About 32000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us70003nha
Inserted at: 21 May 2019 11:20 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 3.7 (Argentina)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Argentina= 3.7; Chile= 3

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us70003nha Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.83  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1260984 0 20 May 2019 11:18 5.6M, 102.26km 3.92 30 thousand 1d 00:01 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Argentina ,of San Juan (population 547,865) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1260984 -31.486/-69.866 5.6 102.3 3.917 20 May 2019 11:41 00:23 (new episode)
2 0 1260984 -31.486/-69.866 5.6 102.3 3.917 20 May 2019 12:21 01:02 (upd of #1)
3 0 1260984 -31.486/-69.866 5.6 102.3 3.916 20 May 2019 13:21 02:02 (upd of #2)
4 0 1260984 -31.486/-69.866 5.6 102.3 3.916 21 May 2019 11:20 1d 00:01 (upd of #3)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
San Juan Argentina 8500 people
Coquimbo Chile <1000 people
Mendoza Argentina 13000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Villa Pituil San Juan Argentina Village5 - 42 km
Tamberías San Juan Argentina Village5 - 42 km
Calingasta San Juan Argentina Village5 - 46 km
Los Erizos San Juan Argentina Village5 - 47 km
Pirca Las Juntas San Juan Argentina Village5 - 51 km
Villa Nuevo San Juan Argentina Village5 - 57 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

More information

For a full list of available products related to this event, please refer to the GDACS Resources page.