Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 50 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta), Argentina, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 1:06 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 50 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta), Argentina, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 1:06 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 205 km depth

4 Dec 04:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
4 Dec 04:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 4.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 224.0 to 205.0 km (from 139 to 127 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.2 km (3.2 mi) towards ENE.
4 Dec 08:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.1.
Update Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 04:12
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina
5.2 quake 4 Dec 1:06 am (GMT -3)
5.2 quake 4 Dec 1:06 am (GMT -3)
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake near San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 224 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday 4 December 2020 at 1.06 am 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000) located 53 km from the epicenter, and Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop. 2,000) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 04:06:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 4 Dec 2020 1:06 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 205.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.87°S / 66.63°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Santa Rosa de Tastil (Salta) (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.1205 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.1191 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
5.1199 km45 Km NNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
5.2180 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
5.21 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaBMKG
4.9234 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
5.1206 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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540.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Fue suave, pero lo senti por que las ventanas comenzaton a vibrar (reported through our app)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 28 Jan 2021 17:14 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    168 km (104.4 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 24 Jan 2021 00:58 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    231 km (143.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Jan 2021 20:38 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 23:52 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    220 km (136.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 13 Jan 2021 15:26 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    221 km (137.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 11 Jan 2021 21:59 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    207 km (128.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 10 Jan 2021 20:42 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    202 km (125.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Jan 2021 04:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    249 km (154.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 10 Jan 2021 03:54 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    198 km (123 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3)
  • 05 Jan 2021 21:45 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    210 km (130.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 05 Jan 2021 12:23 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    215 km (133.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 25 Dec 2020 09:55 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    197 km (122.4 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Dec 2020 02:57 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    224 km (139.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 20 Dec 2020 08:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    227 km (141.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 12 Dec 2020 04:17 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    217 km (134.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details

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