Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, 28 km west of Chamical, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 5:01 am (GMT -3) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, 28 km west of Chamical, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 5:01 am (GMT -3)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 14 km depth

7 Dec 08:06 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 5 minutes.
7 Dec 09:48: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 23.0 to 14.0 km (from 14.3 to 8.7 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.5 km (2.8 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: Dec 7, 2021 08:01:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021 5:01 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.429°S / 66.593°W (Departamento de General Angel Peñaloza, La Rioja, Argentina)
Antipode: 30.429°N / 113.407°E
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) WSW of Chamical (pop: 13,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Castro Barros (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ENE of San Agustin (Valle Fértil, San Juan) (pop: 6,860) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSE of Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
900 km (559 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires C.F.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.1°C (75 F), humidity: 52%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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2.914 kmLA RIOJA (Argentina)INPRES

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