Mag. 3.6 earthquake - 195 km west of Salta, Argentina, on 20/10/2020 09:48:45 -

Mag. 3.6 earthquake  - 195 km west of Salta, Argentina, on 20/10/2020 09:48:45

Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 178 km depth

20 Oct 12:54 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
20 Oct 14:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 178.0 km (from 113 to 111 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.9 km (4.3 mi) towards N.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 12:48:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 20/10/2020 09:48:45
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 178.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.268°S / 67.257°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
95 km (59 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (151 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) NW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1435 km (892 mi) NW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.2°C (52 F), humidity: 42%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 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 3.6178 km95 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaINPRES
M 3.6188 km95 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaEMSC
M 3.6188 km94 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)

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Mag. 3.6 earthquake - 195 km west of Salta, Argentina, on 20/10/2020 09:48:45
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