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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Abra Pampa in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.6362S, -66.3721WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.3721° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.6362° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 268.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70 km W 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 2020-12-24 15:33:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-24 19:24:54 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 1.696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us6000d2l2 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d2l2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d2l2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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