Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Departamento de Vinchina, 260 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 at 20:21 (GMT)

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - Departamento de Vinchina, 260 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 at 20:21 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 123 km depth

27 Dec 20:40 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 19 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.8 to 122.9 km.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2017 20:21:28 UTC
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 122.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.769°S / 68.744°W (Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) W of Fiambala (Catamarca) (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WNW of Tinogasta (Catamarca) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNW of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) ESE of Copiapo (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) NW of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) NW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) N of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) WSW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1245 km (773 mi) NW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.8123 km153 km al E de Tierra AmarillaGUG (U. Chile)

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Mag. 3.8 earthquake - Departamento de Vinchina, 260 km northwest of La Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 at 20:21 (GMT)
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