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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near El Aguilar in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.2018S, -66.8535WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 120 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:04:26 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csmz. Id of event: us7000csmz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 244.32 km (152 miles). Exact location of event, depth 244.32 km, -66.8535° West, -23.2018° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 09:04:26 / December 20, 2020 @ 9:04 am.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 120 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8535° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.2018° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 244.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-20 09:04:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-20 09:22:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 1.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000csmz Id of event.
Event Code 7000csmz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000csmz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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