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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm (GMT -3) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth

15 Oct 18:38 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 18 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 15, 2021 00:37:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm (GMT -3)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.176°S / 67.979°W (Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina)
Antipode27.176°N / 112.021°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINPRES
Nearest volcanoNevado de Incahuasi (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities66 km (41 mi) NNW of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) NW of Londres (pop: 2,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) W of Puerta de Corral Quemado (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
104 km (64 mi) WNW of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) NNW of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) W of Hualfin (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 2,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Antofagasta de la Sierra (pop: 500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) NW of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
259 km (161 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 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.
3.15 kmCATAMARCA (Argentina)INPRES


Seismic station: Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), Chile (GO03/C network) | Distance from quake: 228 km / 141 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), Chile: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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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.

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