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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Abra Pampa in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.9546S, -66.8578WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 121 km WSW of Abra Pampa, Argentina (75 miles). Global time and date of event 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 13:45:36 / December 14, 2020 @ 1:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8578 West, latitude -22.9546 South, depth = 232.61 km. Unique identifier: us7000cqyr. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqyr. 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 232.61 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:45:36 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 121 km WSW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.8578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.9546° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 232.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121 km WSW 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 2020-12-14 13:45:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 14:27:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 1.217 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 218 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 us7000cqyr Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqyr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqyr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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