A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 255.27 km (159 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 05:30:19 / October 1, 2020 @ 5:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 255.27 km, -66.3672° West, -22.489° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c3q5. Id of event: us6000c3q5. The temblor was detected at 05:30:19 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa. Nearby 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 73 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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