Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3) -

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 198 km depth

10 Jan 03:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
10 Jan 04:00: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 222.0 to 199.0 km (from 138 to 124 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.1 km (3.8 mi) towards ESE.
10 Jan 06:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 199.0 to 183.0 km (from 124 to 114 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.5 km (4.6 mi) towards ENE.
10 Jan 07:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 183.0 to 198.0 km (from 114 to 123 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards WSW.
Update Sun, 10 Jan 2021, 04:03
Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
5.8 quake 10 Jan 12:54 am (GMT -3)
5.8 quake 10 Jan 12:54 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred only 9 minutes ago 46 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 199 km beneath the epicenter near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, after midnight on Sunday 10 January 2021 at 12:54 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. A third agency, INPRES, reported the same quake at magnitude 6.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000) located 46 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 10 Jan 2021 03:54:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 198.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.04°S / 66.72°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cordon de Puntas Negras (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WNW of Santa Rosa de Tastil (Salta) (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WSW of Tilcara (pop: 5,640) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) W of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1426 km (886 mi) NW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.2°C (52 F), humidity: 37%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) 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 6.0198 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 6.1263 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
M 6.1181 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 6.0189 kmJujuy Province, Argentina [Land: Argentina]INGV
M 5.9226 km96 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
M 6.1217 km37 Km WNW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 6.1182 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
M 6.1202 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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Alto comedero jujuy (149.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
2009.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
São Paulo (2054 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
2070.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
6039.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
FLORIANOPOLIS (1862.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1675.1 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
160.8 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt
714.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / not felt
2070.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1102.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Lo sentí en Antofagasta, Chile (376.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
San Salvador de Jujuy / not felt
Córdoba / not felt
Vaqueros / not felt : Recién hoy me entero de que hay no un sismo ;-;
Salta / not felt
Brazil / not felt : No felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (44 quakes):
  • 19 Jan 2021 11:33 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2021 11:18 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    211 km (131.1 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 19 Jan 2021 07:02 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    233 km (144.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 23:52 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    220 km (136.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 13:30 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    232 km (144.2 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 10:21 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    172 km (106.9 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jan 2021 08:40 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    212 km (131.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 16:25 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    173 km (107.5 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 16:08 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    184 km (114.3 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 12:24 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    229 km (142.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 06:06 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    188 km (116.8 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 17 Jan 2021 01:10 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    225 km (139.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jan 2021 22:15 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    240.3 km (149.3 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 15 Jan 2021 20:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    201 km (124.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 15 Jan 2021 12:19 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    221 km (137.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 14 Jan 2021 16:10 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    215 km (133.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT -3)

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