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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Abra Pampa in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.5338S, -66.1758WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gce3. Id of event: us1000gce3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 263.78 km (164 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 19:11:20 / August 18, 2018 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.1758 West, latitude -22.5338 South, depth = 263.78 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:11:20 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1758° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.5338° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 263.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-18 19:11:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-18 22:56:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 246 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 1.895 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us1000gce3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gce3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gce3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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