Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 20 km SE of Tupiza, Bolivia

Earthquake location -21.6012S, -65.6059WA 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.

How would you describe the shaking?

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.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -65.6059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.6012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 290.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Tupiza, Bolivia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 10:21:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 15:06:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 298 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 2.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us200082t2 Id of event.
Event Code 200082t2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082t2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply