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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Calingasta in Argentina



Earthquake location -31.4485S, -69.3913WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.3913° West, latitude -31.4485° South, depth = 118.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 07:51:03 / January 11, 2016 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.48 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dg3. Id of event: us10004dg3. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:03 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía, San Martín.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 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: 13 km S of Calingasta, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3913° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4485° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S of Calingasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-11 07:51:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 08:15:14 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 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 0.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us10004dg3 Id of event.
Event Code 10004dg3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dg3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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