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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.483S, -69.5783WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008tv2. Id of event: us70008tv2. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:56:40 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/20 / 2020-04-11 13:56:40 / April 11, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.11 km (88 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.5783 West, latitude -31.483 South, depth = 141.11 km.

Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Albardón, Chimbas, San Juan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).

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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 23 km SW of Calingasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5783° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.483° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SW 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 2020-04-11 13:56:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-11 14:10:15 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 354 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 0.766 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us70008tv2 Id of event.
Event Code 70008tv2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008tv2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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