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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 25 km NNW of Albardon, Argentina

Earthquake location -31.2219S, -68.6308WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Albardon in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6308 West, latitude -31.2219 South, depth = 109.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y2b. Id of event: us20005y2b. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:31 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 16:20:31 / May 19, 2016 @ 4:20 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.62 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 25 km NNW of Albardon, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6308° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2219° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NNW of Albardon, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-19 16:20:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 14:56:06 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 0.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20005y2b Id of event.
Event Code 20005y2b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005y2b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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