A 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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