Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 96 km ENE of Illapel, Argentina, on Friday, 30 Oct 3.33 am (GMT -3) -

Mag. 2.6 earthquake  - 96 km ENE of Illapel, Argentina, on Friday, 30 Oct 3.33 am (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 23 km depth

30 Oct 06:40 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
30 Oct 10:38: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 3.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 23.0 km (from 6.2 to 14.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.5 mi) towards ESE.
30 Oct 10:40: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 2.6.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2020 06:33:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 30 Oct 3.33 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 2.6
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.456°S / 70.176°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) E of Pirca Las Juntas
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Los Erizos
73 km (45 mi) W of Calingasta (pop: 8,180)
83 km (51 mi) ENE of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo, Chile) (pop: 13,300)
96 km (60 mi) ENE of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo, Chile) (pop: 22,800)
136 km (85 mi) SE of Ovalle (Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 77,100)
153 km (95 mi) W of Pocito (pop: 41,000)
156 km (97 mi) W of San Juan (pop: 447,000)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky -3.7°C (25 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.623 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES

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Mag. 2.6 earthquake - 96 km ENE of Illapel, Argentina, on Friday, 30 Oct 3.33 am (GMT -3)
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