- Pocito, 14 km south of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (Chimbas), San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 2:45 pm (GMT -3) -

 - Pocito, 14 km south of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (Chimbas), San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 2:45 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 117 km depth

24 Nov 17:51 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Update Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 17:54
Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake 9 km southwest of Santa Lucía, Argentina
4.7 quake 24 Nov 2:45 pm (GMT -3)
4.7 quake 24 Nov 2:45 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 9 minutes ago 9 km southwest of Santa Lucía, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 117 km beneath the epicenter near Santa Lucía early afternoon on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 2.45 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by INPRES, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Santa Lucía (pop. 43,600) located 9 km from the epicenter, Pocito (pop. 41,000) 9 km away, Nueve de Julio (pop. 7,700) 13 km away, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop. 19,100) 14 km away, San Juan (pop. 20,400) 20 km away, Albardón (pop. 20,400) 20 km away, San Martín (pop. 10,100) 21 km away, and Caucete (pop. 33,600) 23 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Nov 2020 17:45:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020 2:45 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 117.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.62°S / 68.52°W (Departamento de Pocito, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (232 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) SSW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WNW of Nueve de Julio (pop: 7,650) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of San Martin (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) ESE of Villa Basilio Nievas (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) W of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) N of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SW of San Agustin de Valle Fértil (Valle Fértil) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) S of San José de Jachal (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1001 km (622 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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 4.7117 kmSan Juan Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.3104 kmSAN JUAN, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.3111 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
399.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
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