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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Abra Pampa in Argentina



Earthquake location -22.5307S, -66.2996WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. Exact location of event, depth 298.81 km, -66.2996° West, -22.5307° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:14:22 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 298.81 km (186 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006mhf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mhf. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 19:14:22 / September 6, 2016 @ 7:14 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 65 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.2996° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.5307° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 298.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-06 19:14:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-06 21:32:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10006mhf Id of event.
Event Code 10006mhf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mhf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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