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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:28 am (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:28 am (GMT -3) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:28 am (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 166 km depth

26 Jan 03:36 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 8 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 26, 2022 03:28:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 12:28 am (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth166.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.23515°S / 68.55231°W (Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina)
Antipode27.235°N / 111.448°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoTipas (4 km / 2 mi)
Nearby towns and cities305 km (189 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -2.8°C (27 F), humidity: 50%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2166 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.9124 kmCATAMARCA, ARGENTINAEMSC

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OLAVARRIA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : sensación extraña muy muy leve | 19 users found this interesting.  
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