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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Villa Cura Brochero in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.569S, -65.114WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Villa Cura Brochero in Argentina. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:36:45 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:36:45 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:36 am. Id of earthquake: us10003p12. Event ids that are associated: us10003p12. Exact location of event, depth 10.2 km, -65.114° West, -31.569° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.2 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Carlos Paz (c. 69 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alta Gracia (c. 40 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Villa Dolores (c. 28 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from La Calera (c. 24 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cosquín (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa de Soto, La Falda, Valle Hermoso.

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km NNW of Villa Cura Brochero, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.114° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.569° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NNW of Villa Cura Brochero, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-12 04:36:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 03:59:50 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 148 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003p12 Id of event.
Event Code 10003p12 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p12, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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