Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 86 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 1:29 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 86 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 1:29 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 208 km depth

29 Dec 16:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
29 Dec 16:52: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 218.0 to 209.0 km (from 135 to 130 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.9 km (4.3 mi) towards WNW.
29 Dec 17:25: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 209.0 to 208.0 km (from 130 to 129 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3 mi) towards SSW.
Update Tue, 29 Dec 2020, 16:54
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
4.3 quake 29 Dec 1:29 pm (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 29 Dec 1:29 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred around noon on Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 1:29 pm local time near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 209 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.
A second report was later issued by INPRES, which listed it as a magnitude 3.7 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
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, 85 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Dec 2020 16:29:05 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 1:29 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 208.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.03°S / 67.14°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km (53 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) W of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) SE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WSW of Tartagal (Salta) (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 18.3°C (65 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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 4.3208 km86 Km WNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 3.8211 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES

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