Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 59 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 18 Dec 2020 3:58 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 59 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 18 Dec 2020 3:58 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 217 km depth

18 Dec 19:06 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 8 minutes.
18 Dec 19:42: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 213.0 to 217.0 km (from 132 to 135 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 18 Dec 2020 18:58:26 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 18 Dec 2020 3:58 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 217.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.095°S / 66.887°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (215 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 18.8°C (66 F), humidity: 11%, wind: 10 m/s (19 kts) from W
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.0217 km- 74 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaINPRES
4.2176 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
4.0195 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
4.2228 km74 Km WNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS

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