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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Albardón in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.412S, -68.5326WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Albardón in Argentina on Saturday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:37:02 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5326 West, latitude -31.412 South, depth = 122.29 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 02:37:02 / August 1, 2020 @ 2:37 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.29 km (76 miles). Event id: us6000b7sb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b7sb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 14 km (9 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NNW of Albardón, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5326° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.412° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km NNW of Albardón, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-01 02:37:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-01 05:40:35 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 246 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 0.185 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165 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 us6000b7sb Id of event.
Event Code 6000b7sb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b7sb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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