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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near San Martin in Argentina

Earthquake location -32.4776S, -68.0636WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Martin in Argentina on Friday. Event id: us10004ga5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ga5. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0636 West, latitude -32.4776 South, depth = 98.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98.89 km (61 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:03:58 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 07:03:58 / January 22, 2016 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueve de Julio, Caucete, Mendoza. Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nueve de Julio (c. 7 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km NNE of San Martin, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0636° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.4776° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NNE of San Martin, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-22 07:03:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 07:47:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 2.118 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us10004ga5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004ga5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ga5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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