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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina

Earthquake location -24.0172S, -67.0698WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 79 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (49 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:08:05 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 21:08:05 / April 13, 2016 @ 9:08 pm. 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: us20005hw1. Id of event: us20005hw1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 182.9 km (114 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.0698 West, latitude -24.0172 South, depth = 182.9 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 79 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.0698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.0172° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 182.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-13 21:08:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-29 05:50:42 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 2.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us20005hw1 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hw1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hw1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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