Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de Vinchina, 259 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Friday, 7 April 2017 at 02:50 (GMT)

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Departamento de Vinchina, 259 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Friday, 7 April 2017 at 02:50 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 78 km depth

7 Apr 02:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 7 02:57: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 71.0 to 78.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Apr 2017 02:50:34 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 78.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.13°S / 69.07°W (Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) NW of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) W of Tinogasta (Catamarca) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SE of Copiapo (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) ENE of Vallenar (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NW of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) N of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) WNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (253 mi) WSW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1244 km (773 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.678 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.678 km4.6 LA RIOJA, ARGENTINAEMSC

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de Vinchina, 259 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Friday, 7 April 2017 at 02:50 (GMT)
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