Significant 6.0 quake hits near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
Mon, 13 Sep 2021, 05:3105:31 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred early morning on Monday, September 13th, 2021, at 2:18 am local time near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
6.0 quake 13 Sep 2:18 am (GMT -3)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 180 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000) located 76 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sep 13, 2021 2:18 am (GMT -3) local time (13 Sep 2021 05:18 GMT)
Depth: 180.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.9°S / 66.98°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 174 km west of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Monday, Sep 13, 2021 2:18 am (GMT -3) - information