Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - Departamento de Sarmiento, 33 km southeast of Pocito, San Juan, Argentina, on Friday, 26 Feb 2021 10:12 am (GMT -3) -

Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - Departamento de Sarmiento, 33 km southeast of Pocito, San Juan, Argentina, on Friday, 26 Feb 2021 10:12 am (GMT -3)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 108 km depth

26 Feb 13:18 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
26 Feb 13:24: Magnitude recalculated from 3.3 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.0 to 108.0 km (from 57 to 67 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.3 mi) towards SE.
Date & time: 26 Feb 2021 13:12:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 26 Feb 2021 10:12 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.911°S / 68.361°W (Departamento de Sarmiento, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) S of Nueve de Julio (pop: 7,650) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SE of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSE of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NNE of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
975 km (606 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 47%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.4108 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES
3.392 kmSAN JUAN, ARGENTINAEMSC

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