A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1508 West, latitude -22.5424 South, depth = 257.87 km. The temblor was detected at 18:45:58 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 257.87 km (160 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 21:45:58 / February 1, 2016 @ 9:45 pm. Unique identifier: us20004we3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004we3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 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 twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 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: 50 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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