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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Mendoza in Argentina

Earthquake location -33.1922S, -69.6672WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 16:00:43 / February 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m2h. Id of event: us20008m2h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.6672° West, latitude -33.1922° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:43 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicureo Abajo (c. 18 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicureo Abajo, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 85 km WSW of Mendoza, 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 -69.6672° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1922° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km 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 2017-02-24 16:00:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 17:50:52 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 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 0.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us20008m2h Id of event.
Event Code 20008m2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008m2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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