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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina

Earthquake location -31.5003S, -68.7781WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.455 km (66 miles). Exact location of event, depth 106.455 km, -68.7781° West, -31.5003° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000mpei. Event ids that are associated: us7000mpei. The temblor was reported at 03:27:07 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/06/24 / 2024-06-01 03:27:07 / June 1, 2024 @ 3:27 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 6 km NW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7781° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.5003° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.455 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-06-01 03:27:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-01 04:32:56 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 312 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 47 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us7000mpei Id of event.
Event Code 7000mpei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mpei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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