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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina

Earthquake location -24.2594S, -66.6562WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (21 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:52:43 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bl08. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bl08. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 210.26 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6562 West, latitude -24.2594 South, depth = 210.26 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 17:52:43 / November 9, 2017 @ 5:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6562° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.2594° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 210.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km W 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 2017-11-09 17:52:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-17 01:39:14 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 259 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 1.909 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us2000bl08 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bl08 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bl08, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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