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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Chilecito in Argentina



Earthquake location -28.8894S, -67.5535WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina on Friday. Unique identifier: us10004suw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004suw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.83 km (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5535 West, latitude -28.8894 South, depth = 99.83 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 07:19:19 / February 26, 2016 @ 7:19 am. The temblor was reported at 04:19:19 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tinogasta, La Rioja, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 30 km N of Chilecito, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5535° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.8894° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km N of Chilecito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 07:19:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 07:38:37 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 2.476 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 43 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 us10004suw Id of event.
Event Code 10004suw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004suw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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