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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Los Varela in Argentina

Earthquake location -27.9908S, -66.1772WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Los Varela in Argentina. The temblor was reported at 18:27:24 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 160.68 km (100 miles). Global time of event 15/05/15 / 2015-05-15 21:27:24 / May 15, 2015 @ 9:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -66.1772 West, latitude -27.9908 South, depth 160.68 km, unique identifier, us100029lh. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us100029lh,.

Close countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguilares (c. 32 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Capayán, Huillapima.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1772° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km W of Los Varela, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-05-15 21:27:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-15 22:58:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 2.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us100029lh Id of event.
Event Code 100029lh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100029lh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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