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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Tinogasta in Argentina

Earthquake location -28.2166S, -67.4164WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina on Saturday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:06:47 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.4164° West, latitude -28.2166° South, depth = 123.45 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 123.45 km (77 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/08/19 / 2019-08-10 19:06:47 / August 10, 2019 @ 7:06 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us600053hb. Unique identifier: us600053hb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Fiambalá, Tinogasta (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 22 km SE of Tinogasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.4164° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.2166° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Tinogasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-10 19:06:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-24 04:31:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 340 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 2.05 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us600053hb Id of event.
Event Code 600053hb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600053hb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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