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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Abra Pampa in Argentina



Earthquake location -22.81S, -66.5069WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 292.49 km (182 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 20:25:20 / November 18, 2016 @ 8:25 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007a7d. Unique identifier: us10007a7d. The temblor was detected at 17:25:20 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.5069 West, latitude -22.81 South, depth = 292.49 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 83 km W of Abra Pampa, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5069° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.81° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 292.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km W 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 2016-11-18 20:25:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 23:01:42 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 246 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 1.548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us10007a7d Id of event.
Event Code 10007a7d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007a7d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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