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Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - 187 km W of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake  - 187 km W of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina on Tuesday, 15 September 2020
16 Sep 00:02 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 7 minutes.
16 Sep 10:08: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 204.0 to 187.0 km (from 127 to 116 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.8 km (4.8 mi) towards SSW.
16 Sep 10:10: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 187.0 to 188.0 km (from 116 to 117 mi).
Date & time: Tuesday, 15 September 2020 23:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 15/09/2020 20:54:57
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 188.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.19°S / 67.14°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (62 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
187 km (116 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900)
187 km (116 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700)
191 km (119 mi) NW of Chicoana (pop: 8,500)
193 km (120 mi) NW of El Carril (pop: 9,800)
194 km (121 mi) SW of Tilcara (pop: 5,600)
196 km (122 mi) W of Palpalá (pop: 48,200)
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 15 Sep 23:54 UTCM 3.2 / 188 km187 km W of San Salvador de Jujuy, ArgentinaINPRES

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Minor mag. 3.2 earthquake - 187 km W of San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina on Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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