Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Departamento de Rinconada, 122 km west of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca), Jujuy, Argentina, on Monday, 14 Dec 2020 10:45 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Departamento de Rinconada, 122 km west of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca), Jujuy, Argentina, on Monday, 14 Dec 2020 10:45 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 236 km depth

14 Dec 13:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
14 Dec 14:30: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 249.0 to 238.0 km (from 155 to 148 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 36 km (22 mi) towards E.
14 Dec 14:56: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 238.0 to 236.0 km (from 148 to 147 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.6 km (3.5 mi) towards WSW.
Date & time: 14 Dec 2020 13:45:35 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 14 Dec 2020 10:45 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 236.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.97°S / 66.86°W (Departamento de Rinconada, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Guayaques (42 km / 26 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
122 km (76 mi) WSW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ESE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) NW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 9.6°C (49 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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
4.2236 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
3.8249 km105 Km Al NE De Socaire, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
4.2233 km121 Km WSW of Abra Pampa, ArgentinaUSGS

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