Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 99 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 12:56 pm (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 99 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 12:56 pm (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 250 km depth

23 Dec 16:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
23 Dec 16:24: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 258.0 to 260.0 km (from 160 to 162 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1 km (0.6 mi) towards W.
23 Dec 21:58: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 260.0 to 250.0 km (from 162 to 155 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 46 km (29 mi) towards SSE.
Date & time: 23 Dec 2020 15:56:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 12:56 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 250.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.52°S / 66.92°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Guayaques (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) NW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) WNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (136 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) ESE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) W of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín, Salta) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 12°C (54 F), humidity: 39%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.9260 km101 Km Al NE De Socaire, ChileGUG (U. Chile)
3.6232 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES

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