Mag. 4.1 earthquake - 239 km west of Salta, Argentina, Chile, on 6 Oct 4:42 pm (GMT -3) -

Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - 239 km west of Salta, Argentina, Chile, on 6 Oct 4:42 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 180 km depth

6 Oct 19:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
6 Oct 19:58: Now using data updates from GUG (U. Chile)
Date & time: 6 Oct 2020 19:42:42 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 6 Oct 4:42 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 179.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.989°S / 67.604°W (El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (84 mi) SSE of San Pedro de Atacama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SE of Calama (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) WNW of Salta (Argentina) (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) E of Antofagasta (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy, Argentina) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) SE of Tocopilla (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
1094 km (680 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.8°C (53 F), humidity: 35%, wind: 8 m/s (16 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 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 4.1180 km133 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.2174 km53 Km Al SE De Socaire, ChileEMSC
M 4.2174 km132 Km SSE of San Pedro De Atacama, ChileUSGS

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Mag. 4.1 earthquake - 239 km west of Salta, Argentina, Chile, on 6 Oct 4:42 pm (GMT -3)
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