Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 164 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 1 February 2020 at 02:35 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 164 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 1 February 2020 at 02:35 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 168 km depth

1 Feb 02:39 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Feb 1 02:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 200.0 to 168.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Feb 2020 02:35:57 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 168.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.48°S / 67°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tuzgle (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) W of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1401 km (870 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: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.8168 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 5.3158 kmSalta, ArgentinaEMSC
M 5.1172 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.3217 km105 km al SE de Socaire (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
M 5.2158 km69km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 5.0118 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaBMKG
M 5.1158 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (10)

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San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Muy débil. (reported through EMSC)
Tocopilla (Chile, 424 km NW of epicenter) : Felt here. (reported through EMSC)
Taltal (Chile, 372 km W of epicenter) : Casi ni se sintió. (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 362 km W of epicenter) : Casa solida 2do piso sentada 1 primer remezon mas fuerte y con ruido 2 movimiento va y ven suave ya casi sin ruido (reported through EMSC)
Antofagasta (Chile, 362 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió en Antofagasta. (reported through EMSC)
Calama (Chile, 301 km NW of epicenter) : Muy leve. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Leve. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro de Atacama (Chile, 215 km NW of epicenter) : He felt mild in San Pedro de Atacama. (reported through EMSC)
(Argentina, 160 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió che. (reported through EMSC)
San Antonio de los Cobres (Argentina, 70 km NE of epicenter) : Leve se sintió. (reported through EMSC)
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