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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Tinogasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.2489S, -67.5659WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 171.74 km (107 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.5659 West, latitude -28.2489 South, depth = 171.74 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/19 / 2019-08-11 15:02:40 / August 11, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us600053qt. Event ids that are associated: us600053qt. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:02:40 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arauco, Fiambalá, Tinogasta (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 20 km S of Tinogasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5659° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.2489° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Tinogasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-11 15:02:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-11 15:26:42 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 259 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 1.977 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600053qt Id of event.
Event Code 600053qt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600053qt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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