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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Añelo in Argentina

Earthquake location -38.5982S, -68.9803WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Añelo in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9803° West, -38.5982° South, depth 9.81 km. Global time and date of event 27/10/20 / 2020-10-27 16:32:26 / October 27, 2020 @ 4:32 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:32:26 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000c68t. Unique identifier: us7000c68t. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.81 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Neuquén (c. 242 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Cutral-Có (c. 47 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Centenario (c. 29 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Plottier (c. 25 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cinco Saltos (c. 19 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Plaza Huincul (c. 12 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neuquén, Cinco Saltos, Centenario (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km SSW of Añelo, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9803° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.5982° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km SSW of Añelo, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-27 16:32:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-27 19:20:01 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 2.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us7000c68t Id of event.
Event Code 7000c68t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c68t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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