Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 88 km west of El Aguilar, Departamento de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:18 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 88 km west of El Aguilar, Departamento de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:18 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 220 km depth

26 Dec 03:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
26 Dec 03:25: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 244.0 to 220.0 km (from 152 to 137 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards ESE.
Update Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 03:27
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 88 km west of El Aguilar, Argentina
4.5 quake 26 Dec 12:18 am (GMT -3)
4.5 quake 26 Dec 12:18 am (GMT -3)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Argentina near El Aguilar, Departamento de Humahuaca, Jujuy, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 12:18 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 220 km. 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 INPRES which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 El Aguilar (pop. 3,700, 88 km away), and Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400, 102 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Dec 2020 03:18:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 26 Dec 2020 12:18 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 220.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.21°S / 66.54°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Guayaques (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) W of El Aguilar (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (127 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) WSW of Tartagal (Salta) (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 10.7°C (51 F), humidity: 46%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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 4.5220 km- 89 km W of El Aguilar, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.5232 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.6233 km89 Km W of El Aguilar, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.3217 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP
M 4.6233 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS

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