Magnitude 6 Earthquake Rocks Argentina

48km NW of Abra Pampa, Argentina

A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Abra Pampa in Argentina on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.9941 West, latitude -22.3854 South, depth = 258.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/16 / 2016-08-04 14:15:11 / August 4, 2016 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 258.14 km (160 miles). The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:11 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006a1d. Unique identifier: us10006a1d.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humahuaca, Tupiza, Villazón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Villazón (c. 30 300 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Tupiza (c. 22 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Quiaca (c. 14 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

Original Article:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.