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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 49 km ENE of Hualfin, Argentina

Earthquake location -27.044S, -66.3764WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hualfin in Argentina on Monday. Exact location, longitude -66.3764° West, latitude -27.044° South, depth = 168.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:17:26 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008t9z. Event ids that are associated: us20008t9z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.57 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 08:17:26 / March 20, 2017 @ 8:17 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Famaillá, Monteros, Aguilares (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Aguilares (c. 32 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Famaillá (c. 31 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Monteros (c. 23 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km ENE of Hualfin, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3764° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.044° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ENE of Hualfin, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 08:17:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 08:35:48 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 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 3.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us20008t9z Id of event.
Event Code 20008t9z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t9z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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