A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina. The temblor was picked up at 11:26:42 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 221.05 km (137 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 11:26:42 / January 6, 2021 @ 11:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 221.05 km, -66.5262° West, -23.0686° South. Id of earthquake: us6000d643. Event ids that are associated: us6000d643. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abra Pampa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 88 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina.
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