Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 59 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 11:57 pm (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 59 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 21 Dec 2020 11:57 pm (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 224 km depth

22 Dec 03:04 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 7 minutes.
22 Dec 10:22: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 219.0 to 224.0 km (from 136 to 139 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.3 km (2.1 mi) towards ESE.
Date & time: 22 Dec 2020 02:57:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 21 Dec 2020 11:57 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 224.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.902°S / 66.79°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) SE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) WSW of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín, Salta) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 10.9°C (52 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 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
3.7224 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
4.6236 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
3.9235 km84 Km Al E De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
4.6223 km66 Km WNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Quilmes (1460.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
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