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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near San Jose de Jachal in Argentina

Earthquake location -30.1423S, -69.3664WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:16:57 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.3664° West, latitude -30.1423° South, depth = 128.74 km. Global time and date of event 29/10/19 / 2019-10-29 20:16:57 / October 29, 2019 @ 8:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600064it. Id of event: us600064it. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.74 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José de Jáchal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 60 km W of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3664° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1423° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km W of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-29 20:16:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-29 21:24:30 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 271 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 0.651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us600064it Id of event.
Event Code 600064it An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600064it, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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