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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3923S, -69.8853WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Thursday. Global time and date of event 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 06:51:33 / June 29, 2017 @ 6:51 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000954t. Event ids that are associated: us1000954t. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126.3 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:33 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 126.3 km, -69.8853° West, -31.3923° South.

The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 45 km W of Calingasta, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8853° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3923° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 126.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km W of Calingasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-29 06:51:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 05:23:55 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 199 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 0.882 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us1000954t Id of event.
Event Code 1000954t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000954t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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