Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 54 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:55 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 54 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:55 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 197 km depth

25 Dec 10:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
25 Dec 10:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 201.0 to 197.0 km (from 125 to 122 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards ENE.
Update Fri, 25 Dec 2020, 10:06
Light 4.4 quake hits near San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina
4.4 quake 25 Dec 6:55 am (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 25 Dec 6:55 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred early morning on Friday 25 December 2020 at 6:55 am local time near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 197 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, INPRES, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000, 54 km away), and Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop. 2,000, 97 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Dec 2020 09:55:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 25 Dec 2020 6:55 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 197.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.95°S / 66.76°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) W of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín, Salta) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WNW of Joaquin V. Gonzalez (Departamento de Metán, Salta) (pop: 19,200) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 9.1°C (48 F), humidity: 50%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
M 4.4197 km- 48 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.6211 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.4198 km48 Km NW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.3245 km80 Km Al E De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.4199 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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