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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina



Earthquake location -23.9925S, -66.9261WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 66 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (41 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 217.8 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.9261° West, latitude -23.9925° South, depth = 217.8 km. The temblor was reported at 14:37:57 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087bv. Id of event: us100087bv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 17:37:57 / March 6, 2017 @ 5:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days ninety-five 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9261° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.9925° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 217.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km WNW 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 2017-03-06 17:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-21 22:04:09 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 354 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 2.284 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100087bv Id of event.
Event Code 100087bv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087bv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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