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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Calingasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.3907S, -69.2462WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Global time and date of event 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 13:59:24 / October 11, 2015 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003muw. Unique identifier: us10003muw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.2462° West, -31.3907° South, depth 116.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:59:24 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116.79 km (73 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía, San Martín. Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 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 sixteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 16 km ESE of Calingasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2462° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.3907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE 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 2015-10-11 13:59:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 17:43:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 0.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us10003muw Id of event.
Event Code 10003muw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003muw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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