A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.3533° West, latitude -22.9333° South, depth = 237.45 km. The temblor was detected at 11:57:48 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004rix. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004rix. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 237.45 km (148 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 14:57:48 / February 21, 2016 @ 2:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km WSW of Abra Pampa, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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