A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 14:58:53 / August 15, 2018 @ 2:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000g9nu. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g9nu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 254.33 km (158 miles). Exact location of event, depth 254.33 km, -66.1085° West, -22.5573° South. The temblor was detected at 11:58:53 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 46 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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