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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Zonda in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.919S, -69.1828WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -69.1828 West, latitude -31.919 South, depth = 116.47 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116.47 km (72 miles). Unique identifier: us1000d3kc. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d3kc. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 00:08:36 / March 13, 2018 @ 12:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:08:36 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, San Martín, Albardón.

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 59 km SW of Zonda, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.1828° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.919° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SW of Zonda, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-13 00:08:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-13 00:38:42 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 369 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 1.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us1000d3kc Id of event.
Event Code 1000d3kc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d3kc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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