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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Malargue in Argentina



Earthquake location -35.918S, -69.702WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 km SSW of Malargue, Argentina (32 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.24 km (133 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:33 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ejs. Id of event: us10008ejs. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 10:50:33 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.702 West, latitude -35.918 South, depth = 213.24 km.

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 one and in the last 365 days two 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSW of Malargue, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.702° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.918° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 213.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW of Malargue, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-05 10:50:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 12:51:12 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 1.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10008ejs Id of event.
Event Code 10008ejs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ejs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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