Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 57 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 5:05 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 57 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 5:05 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 144 km depth

17 Jan 08:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
17 Jan 08:13: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 228.0 to 144.0 km (from 142 to 89 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 37 km (23 mi) towards E.
Update Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 08:12
Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Londres, Catamarca, Argentina
4.9 quake 17 Jan 5:05 am (GMT -3)
4.9 quake 17 Jan 5:05 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 7 minutes ago 28 km south of Londres, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 228 km beneath the epicenter near Londres, Catamarca, Argentina, early morning on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 5:05 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Londres (pop. 2,600) located 28 km from the epicenter, La Puerta de San José (pop. 1,100) 46 km away, Tinogasta (pop. 14,500) 47 km away, Fiambala (pop. 8,100) 60 km away, Arauco (pop. 13,700) 75 km away, Hualfin (pop. 2,300) 86 km away, and Andalgala (pop. 14,100) 88 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 08:05:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 5:05 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 144.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.95°S / 66.72°W (Departamento de Poman, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
457 km (284 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.1°C (59 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 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.
M 4.8144 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.7179 kmCATAMARCA (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.6157 km33 Km SE of Londres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.7161 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaUSP

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