Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 40 km west of Villazón, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia, Argentina, on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 10:21 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 40 km west of Villazón, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia, Argentina, on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 10:21 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 260 km depth

1 Nov 01:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
1 Nov 01:27: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 251.0 to 260.0 km (from 156 to 162 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.1 km (1.3 mi) towards W.
Update Sun, 1 Nov 2020, 01:27
Light 4.4 quake hits near Villazón, Argentina
4.4 quake Jujuy Province, Argentina, 31 Oct 10.21 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake Jujuy Province, Argentina, 31 Oct 10.21 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 6 minutes ago 38 km west of Villazón, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a considerable intermediate depth of 251 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 10.21 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Villazón (pop. 30,300) at a distance of 38 km with very weak shaking, La Quiaca (pop. 14,800) at a distance of 39 km with very weak shaking, Tupiza (pop. 22,200) at a distance of 70 km with very weak shaking, and Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400) at a distance of 81 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Nov 2020 01:21:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 10:21 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 260.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.03°S / 65.98°W (Departamento de Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Uturuncu (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) W of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) W of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) NW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) NNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) N of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 6.9°C (44 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.5260 km- 35 km W of Villazón, BoliviaGFZ
4.5255 km4.6 Jujuy, ArgentinaEMSC
4.7274 km37 Km W of Villazon, ArgentinaINPRES
4.5263 km35 Km W of Villazón, Bolivia, ArgentinaUSGS
4.4268 kmSouthern Bolivia, ArgentinaUSP

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