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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Pocito in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.7319S, -68.7748WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:19:15 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 23:19:15 / January 28, 2016 @ 11:19 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004vda. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vda. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.86 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7748° West, -31.7319° South, depth 117.86 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7748° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7319° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of Pocito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-28 23:19:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-13 05:11:41 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 1.822 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20004vda Id of event.
Event Code 20004vda An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vda, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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