A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 06:48:52 / April 21, 2016 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:48:52 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005kdd. Event ids that are associated: us20005kdd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.2593 West, latitude -23.0645 South, depth = 234.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 234.35 km (146 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humahuaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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