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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Palpala in Argentina

Earthquake location -24.1745S, -65.1881WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Palpala in Argentina on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.94 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 18:18:44 / March 17, 2018 @ 6:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:18:44 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d5qd. Event ids that are associated: us1000d5qd. Exact location, longitude -65.1881° West, latitude -24.1745° South, depth = 43.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yuto (c. 7 700 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yuto, Palma Sola, Caimancito.

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. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 9 km NNE of Palpala, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.1881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.1745° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNE of Palpala, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-17 18:18:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 18:59:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 319 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 3.001 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us1000d5qd Id of event.
Event Code 1000d5qd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d5qd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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