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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Caucete in Argentina



Earthquake location -31.7546S, -68.1625WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.99 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004d61. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004d61. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 18:47:18 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1625 West, latitude -31.7546 South, depth = 94.99 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:47:18 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas.

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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 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: 16 km SE of Caucete, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1625° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE 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 2016-01-09 18:47:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-09 23:06:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.491 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004d61 Id of event.
Event Code 10004d61 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004d61, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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