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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Abra Pampa in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.8098S, -66.0435WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000msrw. Unique identifier: us7000msrw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 254.203 km (158 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:17:35 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/24 / 2024-06-16 06:17:35 / June 16, 2024 @ 6:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.0435 West, latitude -22.8098 South, depth = 254.203 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villazón, La Quiaca, Humahuaca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km WSW of Abra Pampa, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.0435° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.8098° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 254.203 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km WSW 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 2024-06-16 06:17:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-16 06:43:43 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us7000msrw Id of event.
Event Code 7000msrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000msrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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