Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 151 km depth

13 Oct 22:04 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
13 Oct 22:12: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 125.0 to 155.0 km (from 78 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.8 km (6.1 mi) towards NNE.
13 Oct 22:15: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 155.0 to 134.0 km (from 96 to 83 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.2 km (3.8 mi) towards W.
13 Oct 22:37: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 151.0 km (from 83 to 94 mi).
Date & time: Oct 13, 2021 22:00:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 7:00 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 151.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.57°S / 67.94°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Antipode: 24.57°N / 112.06°E
Nearest volcano: Socompa (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
169 km (105 mi) WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SSE of Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) W of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) ESE of Antofagasta (Chile) (pop: 309,800) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) W of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) W of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
331 km (206 mi) WSW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) NW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) WSW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 13°C (55 F), humidity: 4%, wind: 9 m/s (17 kts) from WNW
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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
3.7131 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
4.4151 km168 Km WSW of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it be the first to report it!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.