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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Pocito in Argentina

Earthquake location -32.0822S, -69.236WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 15/07/15 / 2015-07-15 17:19:50 / July 15, 2015 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.02 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002xpr. Id of event: us20002xpr. The temblor was reported at 14:19:50 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 112.02 km, -69.236° West, -32.0822° South.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendoza, Chimbas, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 75 km SW of Pocito, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.0822° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km SW of Pocito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-15 17:19:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-07-15 22:46:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 326 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 0.711 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20002xpr Id of event.
Event Code 20002xpr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20002xpr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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