A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Monday. Unique identifier: us10008k9h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008k9h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3796 West, latitude -22.6285 South, depth = 270.65 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 270.65 km (168 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:50:10 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 14:50:10 / April 24, 2017 @ 2:50 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abra Pampa. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km W of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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