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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Mendoza in Argentina

Earthquake location -32.7378S, -68.5856WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000727m. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000727m. The temblor was picked up at 20:43:05 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.5856° West, -32.7378° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 23:43:05 / October 26, 2016 @ 11:43 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NE of Mendoza, Argentina. This data 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 -68.5856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.7378° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km NE of Mendoza, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-26 23:43:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-25 01:47:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000727m Id of event.
Event Code 1000727m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000727m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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