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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Suncho Corral in Argentina

Earthquake location -27.504S, -63.3306WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Suncho Corral in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 03:43:14 / August 16, 2020 @ 3:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude -63.3306 West, latitude -27.504 South, depth = 581.59 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bffi. Id of event: us6000bffi. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:43:14 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 581.59 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Quimilí (c. 11 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Clodomira (c. 9 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Suncho Corral (c. 6 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Beltrán (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quimilí, Beltrán, Clodomira.

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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km NNE of Suncho Corral, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.3306° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.504° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 581.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km NNE of Suncho Corral, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-16 03:43:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-16 03:58:52 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 259 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 5.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us6000bffi Id of event.
Event Code 6000bffi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bffi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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