Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 79 km southwest of Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 2:00 pm (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 79 km southwest of Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina, on Friday, 15 Jan 2021 2:00 pm (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 95 km depth

15 Jan 17:08 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 7 minutes.
15 Jan 17:30: Magnitude recalculated from 2.6 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 77.0 to 95.0 km (from 48 to 59 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.9 km (1.2 mi) towards NNW.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 17:00:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 15 Jan 2021 2:00 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 95.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.825°S / 70.029°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SW of Calingasta (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) W of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) WSW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) NW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) W of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) NW of San Martin (Mendoza) (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 30.6°C (87 F), humidity: 13%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from W
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.095 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES

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