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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 60 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina



Earthquake location -23.0645S, -66.2593WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 06:48:52 / April 21, 2016 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:48:52 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005kdd. Event ids that are associated: us20005kdd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2593 West, latitude -23.0645 South, depth = 234.35 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 234.35 km (146 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humahuaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina. This information 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 -66.2593° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0645° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 234.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-21 06:48:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-21 07:25:03 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 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 2.487 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us20005kdd Id of event.
Event Code 20005kdd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kdd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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