Mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Famatina, 35 km west of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 8:36 am (GMT -3) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - Departamento de Famatina, 35 km west of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 8:36 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 165 km depth

13 Jan 11:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
13 Jan 11:56: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 150.0 to 165.0 km (from 93 to 103 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards WSW.
Update Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 11:48
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 16 km northwest of Chilecito, Argentina in the morning
4.2 quake 13 Jan 8:36 am (GMT -3)
4.2 quake 13 Jan 8:36 am (GMT -3)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Argentina near Chilecito, Departamento de Chilecito, La Rioja, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 8:36 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 150 km. 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 4.2 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Chilecito (pop. 42,200, 16 km away), Villa Bustos (pop. 2,200, 64 km away), Vinchina (pop. 2,800, 67 km away), and La Rioja (pop. 162,600, 84 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Jan 2021 11:36:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 8:36 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 165.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.16°S / 67.86°W (Departamento de Famatina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tipas (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) W of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SE of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) WNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) NE of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WSW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NNE of Chimbas (San Juan) (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of Santa Lucia (San Juan) (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NNE of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1081 km (672 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 14.8°C (59 F), humidity: 56%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.3165 kmLA RIOJA, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.1131 kmLA RIOJA (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.3165 km35 Km W of Chilecito, ArgentinaUSGS

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Mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Famatina, 35 km west of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, on Wednesday, 13 Jan 2021 8:36 am (GMT -3)
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