Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 92 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 4 Jan 2021 11:39 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - 92 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 4 Jan 2021 11:39 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 178 km depth

4 Jan 14:46 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
4 Jan 14:52: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 203.0 to 178.0 km (from 126 to 111 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 4 Jan 2021 14:39:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 4 Jan 2021 11:39 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 178.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.262°S / 67.226°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) NW of Yerba Buena (Tucuman) (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 12.2°C (54 F), humidity: 28%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 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
M 4.0178 km- 92 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaINPRES
M 4.3189 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.3206 km88 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.5197 km92 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.0183 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.1206 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP
M 4.5197 km92 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS

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