Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 50 km west of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on 30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 50 km west of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on 30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 50 km west of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on 30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 249 km depth

30 Apr 05:08 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
30 Apr 05:12: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 272.0 to 264.0 km (from 169 to 164 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NNE.
30 Apr 11:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 264.0 to 249.0 km (from 164 to 155 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.5 mi) towards E.
Update Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 05:12
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 58 km west of Abra Pampa, Argentina
4.8 quake 30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3)
4.8 quake 30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3)
Just 8 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday 30 April 2021 at 2:04 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 272 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400) located 58 km from the epicenter. In El Aguilar (pop. 3,700, 77 km away), and Villazon (pop. 30,300, 102 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 30, 2021 05:04:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenter30 Apr 2:04 am (GMT -3)
Depth249.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.76°S / 66.18°W (Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode22.76°N / 113.82°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoUturuncu (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities50 km (31 mi) W of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) NW of El Aguilar (pop: 3,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SW of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) NNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
184 km (114 mi) NW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (120 mi) NNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (131 mi) NW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (148 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 1.9°C (35 F), humidity: 54%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.6249 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaGFZ
4.9267 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
4.7249 km44 Km W of Abra Pampa, ArgentinaUSGS
4.7250 km190 Km Al NE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
4.6271 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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