A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 15:33:43 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 268.45 km, -66.3721° West, -22.6362° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d2l2. Id of event: us6000d2l2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 268.45 km (167 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 15:33:43 / December 24, 2020 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa.
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km W of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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