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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.5505S, -68.9084WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 02:20:11 / October 15, 2020 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9084 West, latitude -31.5505 South, depth = 106.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8ev. Id of event: us6000c8ev. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.44 km (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:20:11 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Calingasta, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

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

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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: 16 km W of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9084° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.5505° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16 km W 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 2020-10-15 02:20:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-15 02:39:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 370 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 0.191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c8ev Id of event.
Event Code 6000c8ev An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c8ev, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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