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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 21 km N of El Galpon, Argentina

Earthquake location -25.1867S, -64.6397WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from El Galpon in Argentina on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.6397° West, latitude -25.1867° South, depth = 58.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.9 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:49 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 04:20:49 / November 11, 2017 @ 4:20 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000blwb. Id of event: us2000blwb.

The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Joaquín V. González (c. 19 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from El Quebrachal (c. 10 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from El Carril (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Lajitas (c. 9 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicoana (c. 8 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from El Galpón (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicoana, Salta, El Carril (min 5000 pop).

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 in the same area. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km N of El Galpon, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6397° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.1867° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km N of El Galpon, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-11 04:20:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 04:40:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 326 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 3.925 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us2000blwb Id of event.
Event Code 2000blwb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000blwb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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