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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3832S, -69.3905WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.86 km (67 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -69.3905 West, latitude -31.3832 South, depth = 107.86 km. The temblor was reported at 04:53:31 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/03/16 / 2016-03-26 07:53:31 / March 26, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20005cjy. Event ids that are associated: us20005cjy.

Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía, San Martín, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSE of Calingasta, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3832° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSE 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 2016-03-26 07:53:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-22 13:27:14 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 259 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 0.624 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20005cjy Id of event.
Event Code 20005cjy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005cjy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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