Mag. 2.7 earthquake - 62 km southeast of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina, on 29/10/2020 18:54:44 -

Mag. 2.7 earthquake  - 62 km southeast of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina, on 29/10/2020 18:54:44

Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 94 km depth

29 Oct 22:00 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
30 Oct 00:04: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 2.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 75.0 to 99.0 km (from 47 to 62 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards NNW.
30 Oct 00:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 99.0 to 94.0 km (from 62 to 58 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 29 Oct 2020 09:54:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 29/10/2020 18:54:44
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.485°S / 68.166°W (San Juan, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (39 mi) ESE of San José de Jachal (pop: 21,000)
69 km (43 mi) WNW of San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil) (pop: 6,860)
111 km (69 mi) NNE of Albardon (pop: 20,400)
122 km (76 mi) NNE of San Juan (pop: 447,000)
130 km (81 mi) N of Caucete (pop: 33,600)
139 km (86 mi) NNE of Pocito (pop: 41,000)
161 km (100 mi) SSW of Chilecito (La Rioja) (pop: 42,200)
174 km (108 mi) SW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.4°C (74 F), humidity: 19%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.794 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES

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Mag. 2.7 earthquake - 62 km southeast of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina, on 29/10/2020 18:54:44
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