A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tupiza in Bolivia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 290.4 km (180 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 10:21:24 / December 20, 2016 @ 10:21 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:21:24 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us200082t2. Event ids that are associated: us200082t2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -65.6059° West, -21.6012° South, depth 290.4 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Tarija (c. 159 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Tupiza (c. 22 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tarija, La Quiaca, Villazón (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SE of Tupiza, Bolivia.
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