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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Albardon in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.238S, -68.376WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Albardon in Argentina on Monday. The temblor was reported at 10:35:16 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.376° West, -31.238° South, depth 104 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 13:35:16 / March 6, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us100087a1. Event ids that are associated: us100087a1.

Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocito, Nueve de Julio, Caucete.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 26 km NNE of Albardon, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.376° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.238° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE of Albardon, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-06 13:35:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-06 14:23:38 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us100087a1 Id of event.
Event Code 100087a1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087a1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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