Minor mag. 2.5 earthquake - Departamento de Famatina, 71 km north of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 2:59 pm (GMT -3) -
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Minor magnitude 2.5 earthquake at 129 km depth
16 Feb 19:20 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 1 hour and 21 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Feb 2021 17:59:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021 2:59 pm (GMT -3)
Depth: 129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.522°S / 67.456°W (Departamento de Famatina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tipas (182 km / 113 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Tinogasta (Catamarca) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Arauco (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ENE of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNW of Villa Bustos (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of Londres (Catamarca) (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Fiambala (Catamarca) (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SW of Aguilares (Río Chico, Tucuman) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 108 joules (98.6 kilowatt hours) More info
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|2.5||129 km||LA RIOJA (Argentina)||INPRES|
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.5, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.