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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Vinchina in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.7053S, -67.8138WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Vinchina in Argentina on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 20:56:22 / November 12, 2020 @ 8:56 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:56:22 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 209.82 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8138 West, latitude -28.7053 South, depth = 209.82 km. Unique identifier: us7000ce06. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ce06.

Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinogasta, Chilecito (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km E of Vinchina, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8138° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.7053° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 209.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38 km E of Vinchina, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-12 20:56:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-13 16:08:51 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 298 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 2.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000ce06 Id of event.
Event Code 7000ce06 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ce06, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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