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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 9:28 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 9:28 pm (GMT -3) Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 9:28 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 155 km depth

30 Jun 00:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
30 Jun 00:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 194.0 to 166.0 km (from 121 to 103 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 5.4 km (3.3 mi) towards ENE.
30 Jun 00:45: Now using data updates from USGS
6 Jul 05:00: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 161.7 to 154.9 km (from 100 to 96 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.4 km (5.8 mi) towards ENE.
Update Thu, 30 Jun 2022, 00:39

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 59 km southwest of Andalgala, Argentina

4.7 quake 29 Jun 9:28 pm (GMT -3)
4.7 quake 29 Jun 9:28 pm (GMT -3)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Argentina near Andalgala, Departamento de Andalgalá, Catamarca, only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at 9:28 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 166 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Londres (pop. 2,600) located 54 km from the epicenter, Andalgala (pop. 14,100) 59 km away, Poman (pop. 3,400) 64 km away, Arauco (pop. 13,700) 65 km away, Tinogasta (pop. 14,500) 86 km away, Fiambala (pop. 8,100) 98 km away, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop. 188,800) 103 km away, and San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop. 188,800) 103 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 30, 2022 00:28:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jun 29, 2022 at 9:28 pm (GMT -3)
Depth154.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude27.9376°S / 66.6469°W (Departamento de Poman, Catamarca, Argentina)
Antipode27.938°N / 113.353°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoRobledo (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) ESE of Londres (pop: 2,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) NW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
187 km (116 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
235 km (146 mi) W of Santiago del Estero (pop: 354,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 13.2°C (56 F), humidity: 30%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
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.
4.6155 km46 Km SE of Londres, ArgentinaUSGS
4.6162 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaRaspberryShake
4.5160 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGFZ
4.6162 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaUSP


Seismic station: Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, Chile (LCO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 414 km / 257 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Las Campanas Astronomical Observatory, 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.
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