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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 27 km E of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina

Earthquake location -27.546S, -66.7358WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from La Puerta de San Jose in Argentina on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:10:35 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 213.35 km (133 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 05:10:35 / May 14, 2020 @ 5:10 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7358° West, -27.546° South, depth 213.35 km. Event id: us70009ftp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009ftp.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Andalgalá. Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km E of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.7358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 213.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km E of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-14 05:10:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-14 05:42:43 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 2.246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us70009ftp Id of event.
Event Code 70009ftp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ftp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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