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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -30.8938S, -69.1371WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.1371 West, latitude -30.8938 South, depth = 113.94 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 02:21:39 / December 14, 2020 @ 2:21 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqvt. Id of event: us7000cqvt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.94 km (71 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:21:39 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.1371° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8938° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-14 02:21:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 03:00:23 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 0.756 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us7000cqvt Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqvt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqvt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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