Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 10:34 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 10:34 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 182 km depth

17 Dec 01:40 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
17 Dec 09:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 265.0 to 182.0 km (from 165 to 113 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 37 km (23 mi) towards WNW.
Date & time: 17 Dec 2020 01:34:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 10:34 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 182.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.014°S / 67.129°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (87 km / 54 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) NNW of Yerba Buena (Tucuman) (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
367 km (228 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 8.6°C (47 F), humidity: 35%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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4.2182 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES

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