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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.6871S, -69.0325WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000akgs. Unique identifier: us7000akgs. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:12 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.0325 West, latitude -31.6871 South, depth = 111.27 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/20 / 2020-07-08 22:48:12 / July 8, 2020 @ 10:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.27 km (69 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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: 32 km WSW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0325° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.6871° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km WSW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-08 22:48:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-08 23:18:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us7000akgs Id of event.
Event Code 7000akgs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akgs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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