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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Zonda in Argentina



Earthquake location -31.614S, -68.732WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Zonda in Argentina on Monday. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:41:54 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/11/16 / 2016-11-28 21:41:54 / November 28, 2016 @ 9:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.732 West, latitude -31.614 South, depth = 107 km. Event id: us10007czn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007czn.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 7 km S of Zonda, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.732° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.614° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Zonda, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-28 21:41:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-29 00:22:51 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 222 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10007czn Id of event.
Event Code 10007czn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007czn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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