A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina. The temblor was picked up at 23:56:59 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d1i4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1i4. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 23:56:59 / January 19, 2021 @ 11:56 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 279.26 km (174 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.429 West, latitude -22.9626 South, depth = 279.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 79 km WSW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.
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