A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Sunday. Event id: us2000cm43. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cm43. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 11:52:26 / January 21, 2018 @ 11:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.3289 West, latitude -22.5359 South, depth = 256.86 km. The temblor was reported at 08:52:26 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 256.86 km (160 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa. Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 68 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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