Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 1 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 8:26 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 1 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 8:26 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 224 km depth

6 Jan 11:31 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
6 Jan 11:35: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 234.0 to 224.0 km (from 145 to 139 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.9 mi) towards E.
Update Wed, 6 Jan 2021, 11:36
Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake 100 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Argentina
4.4 quake 6 Jan 8:26 am (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 6 Jan 8:26 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 9 minutes ago 100 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 224 km beneath the epicenter near Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, in the morning on Wednesday 6 January 2021 at 8:26 am local time. 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 4.3.
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, 94 km away), and Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400, 100 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 Jan 2021 11:26:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 8:26 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 224.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.08°S / 66.59°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Guayaques (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (59 mi) W of El Aguilar (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
439 km (273 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 5.8°C (42 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.4224 km- 88 km W of El Aguilar, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.3225 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.8215 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.8221 km88 Km W of El Aguilar, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.6240 km130 Km Al NE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
M 4.4228 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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