Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 244 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 14:17 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 244 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 14:17 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 222 km depth

19 Sep 14:24 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
19 Sep 14:38: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: 19 Sep 2020 14:17:44 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 221.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.138°S / 67.71°W (Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
145 km (90 mi) SSE of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
1075 km (668 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 4.6°C (40 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 1 km/h (0 kts) from NNE
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

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 3.8222 km- 114 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
M 3.8222 kmSalta, ArgentinaEMSC
M 3.6188 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.4191 km114 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS

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Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 244 km west of Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 19 September 2020 at 14:17 (GMT)
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