Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 157 km northwest of San Salvador de Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 10:49 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 157 km northwest of San Salvador de Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 10:49 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 236 km depth

15 Feb 13:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 7 minutes.
15 Feb 14:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 272.0 to 244.0 km (from 169 to 152 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.3 km (1.4 mi) towards ESE.
15 Feb 19:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 244.0 to 236.0 km (from 152 to 147 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.4 km (5.8 mi) towards SSE.
Update Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 14:27
Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 66 km northwest of El Aguilar, Argentina in the morning
4.3 quake 15 Feb 10:49 am (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 15 Feb 10:49 am (GMT -3)
A intermediate to deep magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the morning near El Aguilar, Departamento de Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Monday 15 February 2021 at 10:49 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 244 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 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 El Aguilar (pop. 3,700, 66 km away), and Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400, 67 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Feb 2021 13:49:57 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 15 Feb 2021 10:49 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 236.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.08°S / 66.25°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Uturuncu (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) WNW of El Aguilar (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) NW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) NNW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 4.4°C (40 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
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
4.3236 kmJUJUY, ARGENTINAEMSC
4.0261 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
4.3244 km65 Km WNW of El Aguilar, ArgentinaUSGS
4.0247 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGFZ

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