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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Caucete in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.7591S, -68.062WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -68.062° West, -31.7591° South. Event id: us70008qfd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008qfd. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:01:05 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 08:01:05 / April 7, 2020 @ 8:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen 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: 23 km ESE of Caucete, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.062° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7591° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Caucete, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-07 08:01:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-01 11:01:31 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 298 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 0.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us70008qfd Id of event.
Event Code 70008qfd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008qfd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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