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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.758S, -69.439WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -69.439° West, -31.758° South, depth 122.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.79 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 03:51:29 / February 24, 2016 @ 3:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s9h. Unique identifier: us10004s9h. The temblor was reported at 00:51:29 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, San Martín, Albardón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. 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: 47 km S of Calingasta, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.439° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.758° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km 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 2016-02-24 03:51:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 04:02:03 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 369 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 0.677 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us10004s9h Id of event.
Event Code 10004s9h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004s9h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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