- Departamento de Oran, Salta, 37 km east of Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 1:40 pm (GMT -3) -

 - Departamento de Oran, Salta, 37 km east of Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 1:40 pm (GMT -3)

Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Nov 16:50 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 17:00
Significant magnitude 5.7 earthquake 174 km northeast of Salta, Argentina
5.7 quake 29 Nov 1:40 pm (GMT -3)
5.7 quake 29 Nov 1:40 pm (GMT -3)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Humahuaca, Argentina. The tremor was recorded around noon on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 1.40 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.7 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Humahuaca (pop. 11,400) located 37 km from the epicenter, and Tilcara (pop. 5,600) 53 km away.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Maimara (pop. 2,500) located 57 km from the epicenter, Calilegua (pop. 5,200) 61 km away, Libertador General San Martin (pop. 49,300) 63 km away, Oran (pop. 74,100) 71 km away, San Salvador de Jujuy (pop. 305,900) 107 km away, and Salta (pop. 512,700) 174 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 16:40:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 1:40 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.27°S / 65°W (Oran, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) E of Humahuaca (Jujuy) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NNE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NE of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NNE of Chicoana (pop: 8,470) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) N of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1416 km (880 mi) NNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 37.2°C (99 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from E
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) 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 5.710 km- 33 km E of Humahuaca, ArgentinaGFZ
M 5.810 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 5.78 km32 Km E of Humahuaca, ArgentinaUSGS
M 5.710 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
M 5.810 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaBMKG
M 5.917 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
M 5.810 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

User reports for this quake (30)

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56.4 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Estaba en cuclillas haciendo una tarea. Primero se sintió un viento raro y luego se movio el suelo ondulando como onda expansiva. Me levanté y senti un mareo. Duró unos 4 o 5 segundos. | 5 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)
  • Muy bien descripto, pero como es posible detectar el engrosamiento del cabello?
  • Lo que sintio probablemente indique un epicentro sobre el suelo de su lugar, el mareo es característico cuando ciertas ondas asociadas interactúan con las ondas cerebrales, es peligroso, favor verifique si sufrió ademas engrosamiento de pelo o alguna otra consecuencia, hablaríamos de un sismo multicentro con a lo menos un epi sobre el suelo a menos que su localidad se encuentre bajo la altura d l epicentro naturalmente.
Tarija, Bolivia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Sitting at the table for lunch and felt the rattling of the balcony door and lamps moving from side to side. | 4 users found this interesting.
San Miguel de Tucumán (396.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Estoy en un piso octavo en la ciudad de San Miguel de Tucuman se sintio leve vascilar de la estructura, pero sostenido, me oscilaba el ventilador, y me provoco un imprevisto pero largo mareo | One user found this interesting.
  • Es claro que puede haber ondas en el campo de las ondas cerebrales saludos desde Chile
Salta, salta, Argentina. (175.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake : Estaba en cama y lo sentí me levanté y corrí para afuera. | 2 users found this interesting.
Salta Capital (177 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Movimiento del sillón y llamado de ángeles de vidrios | 2 users found this interesting.
San Salvador de Jujuy / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 5-10 s : eSTÁBAMOS TERMINANDO DE ALMORZAR Y EMPEZÓ A TEMBLAR, VIVIMOS UN DPTO. EN TERCER PISO | 2 users found this interesting.
Salta guerrico 506 / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Estaba en mi cama y sentí in movimiento lebe | One user found this interesting.
1017.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1412.7 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : F all
Coronel Bogado 3425 ,Formosa (758.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Nada (reported through our app)
1426.3 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1564.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Curitiba-PR (1602.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
San Miguel de Tucuman (394.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Salta (173.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Tarija (196.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s
417.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
166.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Salta (181.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
176.6 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
Rosario / not felt
Misión chaqueña / Light shaking (MMI IV)
tarija / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
San Salvador de Jujuy / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s
Salta, salta / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tarija, Bolivia / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Salta Capital / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Tarija, tarija / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Tarija, Bolivia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tarija BOLIVIA, / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 27 Dec 2020 14:24 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 07 Dec 2020 05:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 03 Dec 2020 03:44 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 02:26 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 01 Dec 2020 14:03 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 30 Nov 2020 07:23 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 29 Nov 2020 19:45 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 12 May 2000 18:43
    | 7.2 |
    225km / 140mi
    |
    21 years ago
    |
    151km / 94mi
    | Jujuy, Argentina
  • 23 Jan 1997 02:15
    | 7.1 |
    276km / 172mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    159km / 99mi
    | Potosi, Bolivia
  • 24 May 1993 23:51
    | 7.0 |
    221km / 137mi
    |
    28 years ago
    |
    171km / 107mi
    | Jujuy, Argentina
  • 01 Apr 1987 01:48
    | 7.0 |
    249km / 155mi
    |
    34 years ago
    |
    135km / 84mi
    | Jujuy, Argentina
  • 25 Aug 1948 06:09
    | 7.0 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    154km / 95mi
    | Salta, Argentina
  • 21 Mar 2005 12:23
    | 6.9 |
    579km / 360mi
    |
    16 years ago
    |
    246km / 153mi
    | Salta, Argentina
  • 21 Feb 1971 10:35
    | 6.9 |
    184km / 114mi
    |
    50 years ago
    |
    227km / 141mi
    | Jujuy, Argentina
  • 11 Feb 2015 18:57
    | 6.7 |
    198km / 123mi
    |
    6 years ago
    |
    167km / 104mi
    | Jujuy Province, Argentina
  • 01 Sep 1987 04:26
    | 6.7 |
    199km / 124mi
    |
    33 years ago
    |
    158km / 98mi
    | Jujuy, Argentina
  • 25 Aug 2006 00:44
    | 6.6 |
    184km / 114mi
    |
    14 years ago
    |
    242km / 150mi
    | Salta, Argentina
  • Show all

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