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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Mendoza, Argentina

Earthquake location -33.1399S, -68.5284WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes Mendoza, Argentina kilometers (0 miles) from Mendoza, Argentina on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us7000as5z. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000as5z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5284 West, latitude -33.1399 South, depth = 162.35 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:34:55 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 162.35 km (101 miles). Global time and date of event 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 06:34:55 / July 21, 2020 @ 6:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendoza, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Mendoza, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5284° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1399° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 162.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mendoza, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-21 06:34:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-21 07:03:43 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 284 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 1.37 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us7000as5z Id of event.
Event Code 7000as5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000as5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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