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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Nueve de Julio in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.7643S, -68.3286WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nueve de Julio in Argentina. Id of earthquake: us60008f50. Event ids that are associated: us60008f50. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:01:50 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 19:01:50 / March 9, 2020 @ 7:01 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3286 West, latitude -31.7643 South, depth = 102.45 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.45 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Nueve de Julio, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3286° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7643° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Nueve de Julio, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-09 19:01:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-23 13:41:55 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 0.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us60008f50 Id of event.
Event Code 60008f50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008f50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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