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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Caucete in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3409S, -67.6272WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Event id: us20003hb9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003hb9. Exact location, longitude -67.6272° West, latitude -31.3409° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 16:02:42 / September 8, 2015 @ 4:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:42 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km ENE of Caucete, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.6272° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3409° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ENE of Caucete, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-08 16:02:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-08 19:06:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 371 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 0.926 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us20003hb9 Id of event.
Event Code 20003hb9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003hb9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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