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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near El Aguilar in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.0523S, -66.7203WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 107 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina (66 miles) on Monday. The temblor was reported at 02:44:16 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 05:44:16 / March 5, 2018 @ 5:44 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7203° West, -23.0523° South, depth 207.24 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcas. Unique identifier: us2000dcas. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 207.24 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 107 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7203° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0523° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 207.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km W 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 2018-03-05 05:44:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-05 07:47:51 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 1.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 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 us2000dcas Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcas An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcas, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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