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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Abra Pampa in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.3961S, -66.1111WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 13:51:28 / October 16, 2019 @ 1:51 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:51:28 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005umc. Id of event: us70005umc. Exact location of earthquake, -66.1111° West, -22.3961° South, depth 256.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 256.17 km (159 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).

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 six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 55 km NW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.1111° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3961° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 256.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km NW 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 2019-10-16 13:51:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-16 14:07:26 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 312 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 1.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us70005umc Id of event.
Event Code 70005umc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005umc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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