A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. The temblor was picked up at 10:03:44 / 10:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.1982 West, latitude -22.6696 South, depth = 264.69 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 13:03:44 / August 16, 2017 @ 1:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8qg. Id of event: us2000a8qg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 264.69 km (164 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: 51 km W of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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