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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - SAN JUAN (Argentina) on Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - SAN JUAN (Argentina) on Wednesday, 14 October 2020
14 Oct 23:24 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
14 Oct 23:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 118.0 to 119.0 km (from 73 to 74 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.5 mi) towards N.
14 Oct 23:40: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 119.0 to 116.0 km (from 74 to 72 mi).
Date & time: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 14/10/2020 20:18:27
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 116.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.673°S / 68.145°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (245 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) E of Caucete (pop: 33,600)
23 km (14 mi) E of Nueve de Julio (pop: 7,700)
36 km (23 mi) SE of Santa Lucía (pop: 43,600)
40 km (25 mi) SE of San Juan (pop: 447,000)
150 km (93 mi) NE of Mendoza (pop: 876,900)
160 km (99 mi) N of San Martín (pop: 82,500)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 44%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from NW
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
14/10/2020 20:18:27 (14 Oct 23:18:27 UTC)M 4.3 / 116 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES
Wed, 14 Oct 23:18 UTCM 4.5 / 111 kmSan Juan, ArgentinaEMSC
Wed, 14 Oct 23:18 UTCM 4.7 / 97 kmSan Juan Province, ArgentinaGFZ
Wed, 14 Oct 23:18 UTCM 4.5 / 111.4 km21 Km ESE of Caucete, ArgentinaUSGS
Wed, 14 Oct 23:18 UTCM 4.5 / 61 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaUSP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tucuman (611.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
La Falda, Cordoba / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s

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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - SAN JUAN (Argentina) on Wednesday, 14 October 2020

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