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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 46 km SSE of Caucete, Argentina

Earthquake location -32.0198S, -68.0422WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Caucete in Argentina on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005pab. Id of event: us70005pab. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/19 / 2019-10-01 09:46:40 / October 1, 2019 @ 9:46 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.0422° West, latitude -32.0198° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 06:46:40 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km SSE of Caucete, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0422° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.0198° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km SSE 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 2019-10-01 09:46:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-01 13:30:26 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 0.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us70005pab Id of event.
Event Code 70005pab An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005pab, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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