Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Los Andes, 184 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 7:36 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Los Andes, 184 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 7:36 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 192 km depth

27 Feb 22:53 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
27 Feb 22:54: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 218.0 to 192.0 km (from 135 to 119 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 18 km (11 mi) towards ESE.
Update Sat, 27 Feb 2021, 22:57
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina early evening
4.4 quake 27 Feb 7:36 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 27 Feb 7:36 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 20 minutes ago 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 192 km beneath the epicenter near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, early evening on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 7:36 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 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 San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000, 85 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 27 Feb 2021 22:36:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 7:36 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 192.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.3°S / 67.15°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Aracar (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) W of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) NW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 10.2°C (50 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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
4.4192 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
4.4197 km89 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
4.3218 km93 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)

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