A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aitr. Unique identifier: us2000aitr. The temblor was reported at 09:03:41 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 228.4 km (142 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.185 West, latitude -22.4805 South, depth = 228.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 12:03:41 / September 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).
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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 56 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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