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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Mutquin in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.0118S, -66.4515WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Mutquin in Argentina on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.21 km (100 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005izr. Id of event: us20005izr. Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 12:10:41 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.4515° West, latitude -28.0118° South, depth = 161.21 km. The temblor was reported at 09:10:41 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Cocha, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km NW of Mutquin, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.4515° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.0118° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 161.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NW of Mutquin, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-16 12:10:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-03 12:07:45 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 2.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20005izr Id of event.
Event Code 20005izr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005izr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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