A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 04:37:10 / December 26, 2020 @ 4:37 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 246.59 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d34k. Unique identifier: us6000d34k. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:37:10 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 246.59 km, -66.1507° West, -22.5391° South.
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villazón, La Quiaca, Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 50 km WNW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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