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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Zonda in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.2087S, -68.8786WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008nd5. Unique identifier: us70008nd5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:54:43 / 1:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/20 / 2020-04-04 04:54:43 / April 4, 2020 @ 4:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8786 West, latitude -31.2087 South, depth = 104.93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 104.93 km (65 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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.

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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. 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: 40 km NNW of Zonda, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2087° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km NNW of Zonda, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-04 04:54:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-04 05:13:22 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 369 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 0.374 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008nd5 Id of event.
Event Code 70008nd5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008nd5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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