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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 60 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina

Earthquake location -24.1313S, -66.9031WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 60 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (37 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 196.88 km (122 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:52:46 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9031 West, latitude -24.1313 South, depth = 196.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg5w. Id of event: us2000hg5w. Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 00:52:46 / September 18, 2018 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.9031° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.1313° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 196.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-18 00:52:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-18 01:10:56 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 1.657 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us2000hg5w Id of event.
Event Code 2000hg5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hg5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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