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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Caucete in Argentina

Earthquake location -32.035S, -68.1172WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The temblor was reported at 06:54:47 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.312 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/05/24 / 2024-05-27 06:54:47 / May 27, 2024 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1172 West, latitude -32.035 South, depth = 117.312 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000n188. Unique identifier: us6000n188.

Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 45 km SSE of Caucete, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1172° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.035° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.312 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km SSE of Caucete, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-27 06:54:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-29 08:25:42 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 58 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.686 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 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 us6000n188 Id of event.
Event Code 6000n188 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n188, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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