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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Londres in Argentina

Earthquake location -27.7012S, -67.257WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Londres in Argentina on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.22 km (68 miles). Exact location of event, depth 109.22 km, -67.257° West, -27.7012° South. Event id: us1000d7hc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7hc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:59:18 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 23:59:18 / March 14, 2018 @ 11:59 pm.

Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andalgalá, Tinogasta, Fiambalá (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km W of Londres, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.257° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.7012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km W of Londres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-14 23:59:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 00:33:12 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 271 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 1.877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us1000d7hc Id of event.
Event Code 1000d7hc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d7hc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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