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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 42 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina

Earthquake location -30.9817S, -69.2341WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:21 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.2341 West, latitude -30.9817 South, depth = 135.24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.24 km (84 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 13:51:21 / February 16, 2020 @ 1:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007rbt. Id of event: us70007rbt.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento, Chimbas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 42 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9817° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-02-16 13:51:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-16 14:20:10 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 0.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us70007rbt Id of event.
Event Code 70007rbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007rbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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