Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 184 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 17:21 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 184 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 17:21 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 168 km depth

7 Jan 17:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 187.0 to 168.0 km.
Date & time: 7 Jan 2020 17:21:20 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 168.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.28°S / 67.14°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) W of Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) NW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1427 km (887 mi) NW 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6168 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.5207 kmSalta, ArgentinaEMSC
M 4.5173 km94 km al SE de Socaire (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
M 4.5195 km106km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.5177 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaUSP

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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 184 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 17:21 (GMT)
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