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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Vinchina in Argentina

Earthquake location -29.1645S, -69.0132WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 90 km WSW of Vinchina, Argentina (56 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bwx. Unique identifier: us10004bwx. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:23:20 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 21:23:20 / January 6, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.3 km (57 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -69.0132 West, latitude -29.1645 South, depth = 92.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km WSW of Vinchina, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0132° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.1645° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km WSW of Vinchina, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-06 21:23:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-06 23:23:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us10004bwx Id of event.
Event Code 10004bwx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bwx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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