Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 92 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 11:30 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 92 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 11:30 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 184 km depth

6 Jan 14:36 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
6 Jan 15:58: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 4.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 206.0 to 184.0 km (from 128 to 114 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards N.
Date & time: 6 Jan 2021 14:30:55 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 11:30 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 184.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.331°S / 67.219°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 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 (148 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) NW of Yerba Buena (Tucuman) (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) NW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 7°C (45 F), humidity: 49%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.2184 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES

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276.4 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Eat all pest
Monteros Tucumán (359.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Moderado
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