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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Mendoza in Argentina

Earthquake location -33.2251S, -69.5936WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jzz. Unique identifier: us20008jzz. Exact location of event, depth 11.38 km, -69.5936° West, -33.2251° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:51:48 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 15:51:48 / February 15, 2017 @ 3:51 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.38 km (7 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Mendoza. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (c. 15 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km WSW of Mendoza, 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 -69.5936° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2251° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km WSW 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 2017-02-15 15:51:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 23:15:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 0.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us20008jzz Id of event.
Event Code 20008jzz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jzz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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