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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Zonda in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.481S, -69.0424WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.4 km (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 14:29:23 / January 27, 2017 @ 2:29 pm. Unique identifier: us10007vpg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vpg. Exact location of earthquake, -69.0424° West, -31.481° South, depth 114.4 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:23 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0424° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.481° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km WNW 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 2017-01-27 14:29:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-13 12:20:20 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 326 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 1.55 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10007vpg Id of event.
Event Code 10007vpg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007vpg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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