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Strong earthquake 6.4 mag, 27 km SW of Pocito, Argentina

Earthquake location -31.8366S, -68.8134WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 02:46:21 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 02:46:21 / January 19, 2021 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pocito in Argentina (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.8134° West, latitude -31.8366° South, depth = 14.3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21019000, at00qn5ud7, us7000d18q. Id of event: us7000d18q.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendoza, Calingasta, Caucete (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 117 km (73 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 27 km SW of Pocito, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8134° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.8366° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 km SW of Pocito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-19 02:46:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-19 03:08:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 75 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.413 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 661 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 ,pt,at,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 0.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us7000d18q Id of event.
Event Code 7000d18q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt21019000,at00qn5ud7,us7000d18q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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