Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Departamento de Sarmiento, 27 km southwest of Pocito, San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 am (GMT -3) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.4 quake Departamento de Sarmiento, 20 km southwest of Pocito, San Juan, Argentina, 18 Jan 2021 11:46 pm (GMT -3), which had occurred 1 hour and 15 minutes earlier.
Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Departamento de Sarmiento, 27 km southwest of Pocito, San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Jan 04:20 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
20 Jan 01:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 14.9 to 10.0 km (from 9.3 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.9 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 19 Jan 2021 04:01:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 1:01 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.8336°S / 68.8113°W (Departamento de Sarmiento, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SW of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Nueve de Julio (pop: 7,650) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) SW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SW of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) N of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 24%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from S
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.810 km27 Km SW of Pocito, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.815 kmSAN JUAN, ARGENTINAEMSC

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