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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina

Earthquake location -24.0782S, -65.1367WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina. Exact location of event, depth 51.32 km, -65.1367° West, -24.0782° South. Id of earthquake: us10005jl8. Event ids that are associated: us10005jl8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 23:28:53 / May 16, 2016 @ 11:28 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.32 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:53 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palma Sola, Salta, Yuto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NE of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1367° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.0782° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-16 23:28:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 02:25:22 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 284 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 3.763 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us10005jl8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005jl8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005jl8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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