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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Jose de Jachal in Argentina



Earthquake location -30.5201S, -69.2484WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina. Exact location, longitude -69.2484° West, latitude -30.5201° South, depth = 47.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 12:02:01 / April 14, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hjg. Id of event: us10008hjg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.2 km (29 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:01 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, San José de Jáchal. Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 57 km WSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2484° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5201° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km WSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-14 12:02:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 13:22:06 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 271 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 0.909 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us10008hjg Id of event.
Event Code 10008hjg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hjg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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