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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Caimancito in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.6818S, -64.6385WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Caimancito in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/11/15 / 2015-11-30 11:25:42 / November 30, 2015 @ 11:25 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004255. Id of event: us10004255. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:42 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.7 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6385 West, latitude -23.6818 South, depth = 31.7 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humahuaca, San Salvador de Jujuy, Palpalá (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km NW of Caimancito, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6385° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.6818° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Caimancito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-30 11:25:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-13 09:39:48 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 4.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10004255 Id of event.
Event Code 10004255 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004255, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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