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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near El Aguilar in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.0037S, -66.5073WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 01:36:13 / January 27, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:36:13 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5073 West, latitude -23.0037 South, depth = 214.75 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 214.75 km (133 miles). Event id: us2000cq80. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cq80.

Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 87 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5073° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0037° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 214.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-27 01:36:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 01:50:59 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 312 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 1.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us2000cq80 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cq80 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cq80, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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