Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 176 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm (GMT -3)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 176 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm (GMT -3) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 176 km west of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 162 km depth

11 Mar 21:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
11 Mar 22:01: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 181.0 to 162.0 km (from 112 to 101 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.4 km (4.6 mi) towards ENE.
Update Thu, 11 Mar 2021, 22:03
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina
5.2 quake 11 Mar 6:54 pm (GMT -3)
5.2 quake 11 Mar 6:54 pm (GMT -3)
Just 8 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina. The tremor was recorded early evening on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 6:54 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 162 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 5.3 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000) located 77 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 11, 2021 21:54:39 UTC
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 11, 2021 at 6:54 pm (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth162.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude24.3°S / 67.07°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Antipode24.3°N / 112.93°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoAracar (71 km / 44 mi)
Nearby towns and cities77 km (48 mi) W of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (110 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) W of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
181 km (113 mi) WNW of El Carril (Chicoana) (pop: 9,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
188 km (117 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
224 km (139 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (191 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
336 km (209 mi) NW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
388 km (241 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 14.9°C (59 F), humidity: 21%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.2162 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
5.3185 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
5.2161 kmSALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
5.2160 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSGS
5.3202 km89 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
5.0198 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaBMKG
5.2134 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
5.5145 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

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San Bernardo, Provincia de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan (1098 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (61 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 10, 2021 16:16
1 year 13 weeks ago
3.9

214 km
175 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 9, 2021 22:13
1 year 13 weeks ago
3.2

174 km
Salta, 195 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
May 9, 2021 09:19
1 year 13 weeks ago
3.3

195 km
174 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 7, 2021 16:19
1 year 14 weeks ago
4.1

191 km
190 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 7, 2021 09:29
1 year 14 weeks ago
2.8

212 km
177 km NW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 7, 2021 05:49
1 year 14 weeks ago
3.1

177 km
193 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 4, 2021 05:24
1 year 14 weeks ago
3.2

184 km
191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
May 3, 2021 05:15
1 year 14 weeks ago
3.0

176 km
191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 30, 2021 01:13
1 year 15 weeks ago
3.4

201 km
177 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 30, 2021 00:41
1 year 15 weeks ago
3.2

204 km
169 km NW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 29, 2021 01:39
1 year 15 weeks ago
2.8

187 km
Salta, 179 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Apr 27, 2021 07:31
1 year 15 weeks ago
2.9

5 km
91 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 27, 2021 01:50
1 year 15 weeks ago
2.9

185 km
194 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 25, 2021 00:11
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.0

183 km
192 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 24, 2021 03:13
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.0

222 km
163 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 23, 2021 19:48
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.3

192 km
185 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 20, 2021 22:21
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.1

188 km
178 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 20, 2021 19:52
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.5

177 km
197 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 18, 2021 23:58
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.4

189 km
194 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 18, 2021 15:09
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.2

176 km
182 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 15, 2021 00:04
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.4

195 km
188 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Apr 12, 2021 22:34
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.3

200 km
182 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 10, 2021 23:47
1 year 18 weeks ago
4.2

175 km
Salta, 174 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Apr 10, 2021 19:25
1 year 18 weeks ago
2.9

188 km
185 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 9, 2021 14:33
1 year 18 weeks ago
2.9

183 km
187 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 6, 2021 02:26
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.5

175 km
164 km NW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 5, 2021 08:32
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.1

183 km
194 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 4, 2021 20:46
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.0

191 km
180 km NW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 4, 2021 11:44
1 year 18 weeks ago
3.1

183 km
Salta, 186 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Apr 2, 2021 21:55
1 year 19 weeks ago
3.3

181 km
191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Apr 2, 2021 07:46
1 year 19 weeks ago
2.9

224 km
160 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 31, 2021 07:01
1 year 19 weeks ago
2.9

177 km
194 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 30, 2021 13:48
1 year 19 weeks ago
2.9

148 km
169 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 29, 2021 15:29
1 year 19 weeks ago
3.4

193 km
186 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 29, 2021 12:59
1 year 19 weeks ago
3.3

181 km
186 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 28, 2021 22:26
1 year 19 weeks ago
3.1

203 km
164 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 28, 2021 21:55
1 year 19 weeks ago
3.5

213 km
163 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 27, 2021 18:55
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.3

182 km
188 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 27, 2021 03:50
1 year 20 weeks ago
2.9

187 km
188 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 26, 2021 20:23
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.3

188 km
181 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 25, 2021 20:40
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.1

174 km
Salta, 186 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 25, 2021 18:40
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.2

201 km
Salta, 170 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 2021 23:02
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.0

208 km
180 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 2021 14:10
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.2

190 km
193 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 2021 10:24
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.4

190 km
191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 2021 09:30
1 year 20 weeks ago
2.9

225 km
Salta, 188 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 2021 05:58
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.6

214 km
183 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 23, 2021 11:51
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.3

203 km
174 km NW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 23, 2021 10:10
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.2

187 km
190 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 22, 2021 07:00
1 year 20 weeks ago
3.9

182 km
187 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 20, 2021 12:30
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.3

186 km
187 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 20, 2021 06:13
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.1

183 km
192 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 16, 2021 19:29
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.0

203 km
Salta, 175 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 16, 2021 11:30
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.4

179 km
187 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 16, 2021 05:25
1 year 21 weeks ago
2.5

202 km
173 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 15, 2021 21:53
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.1

202 km
Salta, 170 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 15, 2021 16:08
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.3

185 km
193 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 15, 2021 15:37
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.7

186 km
191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 12, 2021 09:04
1 year 22 weeks ago
4.5

192 km
196 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 12, 2021 03:35
1 year 22 weeks ago
3.0

164 km
183 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 11, 2021 22:03
1 year 22 weeks ago
4.0

176 km
194 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
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