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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.7823S, -68.9415WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddi8. Id of event: us6000ddi8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 23:20:49 / January 31, 2021 @ 11:20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.9415° West, latitude -31.7823° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:20:49 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 32 km SW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7823° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km SW 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 2021-01-31 23:20:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-31 23:40:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 341 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 0.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000ddi8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000ddi8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ddi8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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