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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina



Earthquake location -23.7075S, -66.6768WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 67 km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (42 miles). Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 20:14:57 / September 16, 2017 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6768 West, latitude -23.7075 South, depth = 201.03 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ap9e. Event ids that are associated: us2000ap9e. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 201.03 km (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:14:57 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, 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 -66.6768° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.7075° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 201.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NNW 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 2017-09-16 20:14:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 21:42:44 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 1.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us2000ap9e Id of event.
Event Code 2000ap9e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ap9e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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