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

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Jujuy Province, Argentina on Thursday, 4 August 2016

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Jujuy Province, Argentina on Thursday, 4 August 2016
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: Thursday, 4 August 2016 14:15 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 249.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.31°S / 65.94°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cerros de Tocopuri (96 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^14 J (35 GWh / 30089 tons of TNT / 1.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
Thu, 4 Aug 14:15 UTCM 6.1 / 258 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
Thu, 4 Aug 14:15 UTCM 6.0 / 292.8 km212 km al E de San Pedro de AtacamaGUG (U. Chile)
Thu, 4 Aug 14:15 UTCM 6.1 / 254 km- 48km WSW of La Quiaca, ArgentinaUSGS
Thu, 4 Aug 14:15 UTCM 6.1 / 254 kmWSW of La Quiaca, ArgentinaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Maria Elena, Chile / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shook the surrounding infrastructure. Like a large truck driving past.
(493.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Antofagasta (Chile) (475 km W from epicenter)(no details): 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 (via EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile) (475 km W from epicenter)(no details): 2do piso casa solidaSe sintieron 2 temblores muy seguidos con ruido y movimiento y ruidos de ventanalesLa casa siguio cumbrando por varios segundos despuesAntofagasta (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

 

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