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

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 4, 2020 04:06:17 UTC
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 4, 2020 at 1:06 am (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth205.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.87°S / 66.63°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode23.87°N / 113.37°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoCordon de Puntas Negras (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities50 km (31 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) NW of Santa Rosa de Tastil (Salta) (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
140 km (87 mi) WNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
249 km (155 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
358 km (222 mi) NNW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 4.5°C (40 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
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
5.2100 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaBMKG
4.9234 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
5.1206 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 28, 2021 17:14
1 year 22 weeks ago
3.2

168 km
141 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Jan 24, 2021 00:58
1 year 23 weeks ago
2.8

231 km
151 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Jan 21, 2021 20:38
1 year 23 weeks ago
3.3

31 km
Jujuy, 43 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 18, 2021 23:52
1 year 24 weeks ago - felt
3.2

220 km
154 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Jan 13, 2021 15:26
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.3

221 km
Jujuy, 53 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 11, 2021 21:59
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.3

207 km
Jujuy, 56 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 10, 2021 20:42
1 year 25 weeks ago
4.6

202 km
Jujuy, 49 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 10, 2021 04:21
1 year 25 weeks ago
3.2

249 km
Jujuy, 42 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 10, 2021 03:54
1 year 25 weeks ago - felt
6.0

198 km
Jujuy, 45 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 5, 2021 21:45
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.4

210 km
Jujuy, 60 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Jan 5, 2021 12:23
1 year 26 weeks ago
3.0

215 km
Jujuy, 62 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 25, 2020 09:55
1 year 27 weeks ago
4.4

197 km
Jujuy, 54 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 22, 2020 02:57
1 year 28 weeks ago
3.7

224 km
Jujuy, 59 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 20, 2020 08:03
1 year 28 weeks ago
3.7

227 km
Jujuy, 50 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 12, 2020 04:17
1 year 29 weeks ago
3.2

217 km
Jujuy, 55 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore

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