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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.8072S, -66.8133WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005pr8. Id of event: us70005pr8. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:18:31 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 217.37 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8133° West, latitude -23.8072° South, depth = 217.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 09:18:31 / October 2, 2019 @ 9:18 am.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 67 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.8072° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 217.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NW 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 2019-10-02 09:18:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-03 05:11:20 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 1.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us70005pr8 Id of event.
Event Code 70005pr8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005pr8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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