Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Jujuy Province, Argentina on Thursday, 4 August 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 43 km southwest of La Quiaca, Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina, on Thursday, 4 August 2016 at 14:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 43 km southwest of La Quiaca, Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina, on Thursday, 4 August 2016 at 14:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 249 km depth

4 Aug 14:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Aug 4 14:19: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 304.0 to 276.0 km.
Aug 4 14:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 276.0 to 259.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 259.0 to 264.0 km.
Aug 4 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 264.0 to 261.0 km.
Aug 4 14:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 261.0 to 252.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 252.0 to 250.0 km.
Aug 4 14:23: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 250.0 to 251.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 251.0 to 252.0 km.
Aug 4 14:26: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 252.0 to 251.0 km.
Aug 4 14:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 251.0 to 250.0 km.
Aug 4 14:29: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 250.0 to 251.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 251.0 to 250.0 km.
Aug 4 15:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 250.0 to 249.0 km.
Aug 4 15:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Date & time: 4 Aug 2016 14:15:11 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 249.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.31°S / 65.94°W (Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cerros de Tocopuri (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) WSW of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NNW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) NW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) NNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (174 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) S of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.2249 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGFZ
6.1258 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
6.0293 km212 km al E de San Pedro de AtacamaGUG (U. Chile)
6.1254 km- 48km WSW of La Quiaca, ArgentinaUSGS
6.1254 kmWSW of La Quiaca, ArgentinaGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (4)

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Maria Elena, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook the surrounding infrastructure. Like a large truck driving past.  
493.5 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Antofagasta (Chile, 475 km W of epicenter) : 2 temblores bien seguidos movimiento y ruido de ventanales y lampara colgante se movio por varios segundos y ahora 3 min mas tarde se sigue sintiendo ciertas vibraciones. Estoy en 2do piso de cssa sentada (reported through EMSC)  
Antofagasta (Chile, 475 km W of epicenter) : 2do piso casa solidaSe sintieron 2 temblores muy seguidos con ruido y movimiento y ruidos de ventanalesLa casa siguio cumbrando por varios segundos despuesAntofagasta (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 12 Dec 2016 09:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    322 km (200.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 18 Nov 2016 20:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    281 km (174.6 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Oct 2016 07:38 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    280.1 km (174 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 06 Sep 2016 19:14 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    299 km (185.8 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Aug 2016 08:27 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    253 km (157.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Aug 2016 06:37 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    278.7 km (173.2 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details

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