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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Caucete in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.4955S, -67.5803WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -67.5803 West, latitude -31.4955 South, depth = 46.38 km. The temblor was reported at 22:12:31 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 01:12:31 / April 14, 2018 @ 1:12 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.38 km (29 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000e022. Event ids that are associated: us2000e022.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Paula de Sarmiento, San Juan, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km ENE of Caucete, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5803° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4955° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km ENE of Caucete, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-14 01:12:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-14 03:33:21 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 298 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 2.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000e022 Id of event.
Event Code 2000e022 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e022, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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