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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Calingasta in Argentina



Earthquake location -31.2444S, -69.039WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.039 West, latitude -31.2444 South, depth = 120.84 km. Event id: us20005hyt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hyt. The temblor was picked up at 04:35:04 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 07:35:04 / April 14, 2016 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. 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 120.84 km (75 miles).

The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 36 km ENE of Calingasta, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.039° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2444° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ENE 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 2016-04-14 07:35:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 07:58:19 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 340 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 0.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us20005hyt Id of event.
Event Code 20005hyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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