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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 38 km ENE of Calingasta, Argentina

Earthquake location -31.256S, -69.0174WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. 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 123.08 km (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.0174 West, latitude -31.256 South, depth = 123.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 14:03:39 / March 30, 2016 @ 2:03 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ddz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ddz. The temblor was picked up at 11:03:39 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Calingasta, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0174° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.256° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2016-03-30 14:03:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 06:06:10 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 271 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 0.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us20005ddz Id of event.
Event Code 20005ddz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ddz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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