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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Palma Sola in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.8514S, -63.7705WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Palma Sola in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.5 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70003j6v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003j6v. The temblor was picked up at 02:46:40 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 05:46:40 / May 10, 2019 @ 5:46 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 22.5 km, -63.7705° West, -23.8514° South.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramón de la Nueva Orán, Caimancito, Embarcación (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Apolinario Saravia (c. 8 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yuto (c. 7 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caimancito (c. 5 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Palma Sola (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km ENE of Palma Sola, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.7705° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.8514° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ENE of Palma Sola, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-10 05:46:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-10 06:10:44 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 340 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 4.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 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 us70003j6v Id of event.
Event Code 70003j6v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003j6v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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