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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Villa Bustos in Argentina



Earthquake location -29.3119S, -67.2339WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Villa Bustos in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008mx2. Unique identifier: us20008mx2. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2339° West, -29.3119° South, depth 106.36 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 10:19:37 / February 28, 2017 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:19:37 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.36 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arauco, La Rioja, Chilecito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 20 km W of Villa Bustos, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.2339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.3119° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km W of Villa Bustos, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-28 10:19:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-28 13:52:44 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 298 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 2.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us20008mx2 Id of event.
Event Code 20008mx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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