Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Departamento de Iglesia, 34 km northwest of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jachal, San Juan, Argentina, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Departamento de Iglesia, 34 km northwest of San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jachal, San Juan, Argentina, on Monday, 22 Feb 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 106 km depth

22 Feb 23:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
22 Feb 23:20: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 128.0 to 106.0 km (from 80 to 66 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (13 mi) towards E.
Update Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 23:21
Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 34 km northwest of San José de Jachal, Argentina
4.7 quake 22 Feb 8:14 pm (GMT -3)
4.7 quake 22 Feb 8:14 pm (GMT -3)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near San José de Jachal, Departamento de Jáchal, San Juan, Argentina. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Monday 22 February 2021 at 8:14 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 106 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San José de Jachal (pop. 21,000) located 34 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 22 Feb 2021 23:14:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 22 Feb 2021 8:14 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 106.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.04°S / 69.02°W (Departamento de Iglesia, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NW of San José de Jachal (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NNW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) NNW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NNW of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) WSW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) N of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
410 km (255 mi) NNE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (320 mi) SW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.2°C (74 F), humidity: 41%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from SSE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
M 4.7106 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 4.6110 kmSAN JUAN, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.7115 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.6114 km47 Km NW of San José De Jáchal, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.810 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

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