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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3772S, -69.0296WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:40:52 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 02:40:52 / December 28, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.0296 West, latitude -31.3772 South, depth = 116.66 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: us6000d3k3. Id of event: us6000d3k3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.66 km (72 miles).

Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km NW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3772° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km NW 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 2020-12-28 02:40:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-28 22:48:18 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 369 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 116 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 us6000d3k3 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d3k3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d3k3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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