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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina



Earthquake location -23.8103S, -66.5643WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (32 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5643° West, -23.8103° South, depth 207.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:48:57 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 207.14 km (129 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 14:48:57 / February 26, 2017 @ 2:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008mis. Unique identifier: us20008mis.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5643° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.8103° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 207.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-26 14:48:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 15:51:45 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 246 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 2.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008mis Id of event.
Event Code 20008mis An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mis, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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