Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, 41 km northwest of Chamical, La Rioja, Argentina, on 2016-10-27 12:50:37 -03:00

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, 41 km northwest of Chamical, La Rioja, Argentina, on 2016-10-27 12:50:37 -03:00

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 26 km depth

27 Oct 17:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Oct 27 19:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 18.8 to 25.3 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 25.3 to 25.6 km.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2016 15:50:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2016-10-27 12:50:37 -03:00
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 25.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.0482°S / 66.5345°W (Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) NNW of Chamical (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSE of Villa Bustos (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) NW of Castro Barros (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SE of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NE of Chimbas (San Juan) (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NE of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) WNW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
919 km (571 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.626 km- 40km NNW of Chamical, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.4168 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaGFZ

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