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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Vinchina in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.7949S, -67.8807WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Vinchina in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.95 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, depth 46.95 km, -67.8807° West, -28.7949° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ddx2. Id of event: us1000ddx2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 22:14:55 / April 3, 2018 @ 10:14 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:14:55 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop). 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 Tinogasta, Chilecito.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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: 32 km E of Vinchina, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.7949° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km E of Vinchina, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-03 22:14:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 23:33:06 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 2.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us1000ddx2 Id of event.
Event Code 1000ddx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ddx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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