Terremoto leve mag. 4.4 - Departamento de Los Andes, 184 km WNW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, Saturday, 27 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.4 - Departamento de Los Andes, 184 km WNW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, Saturday, 27 Feb. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.4 at 192 km depth

27 Feb 22:53 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 17 minutos.
27 Feb 22:54: Magnitud recalculada de 4.3 a 4.4. Profundidad recalculada de 218.0 a 192.0 km (de 135 a 119 mi). Ubicación del epicentro corregida 18 km (11 mi) al ESE.
Update Sat, 27 Feb 2021, 22:57
Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina early evening
4.4 quake 27 Feb 7:36 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 27 Feb 7:36 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 20 minutes ago 85 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 192 km beneath the epicenter near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, early evening on Saturday 27 February 2021 at 7:36 pm local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000, 85 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 27 Feb 2021 22:36:33 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 19:36 (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 4.4
Profundidad: 192.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 24.3°S / 67.15°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Provincia de Salta, Argentina)
Volcán mas cercano: Aracar (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km al O de San Antonio de los Cobres (pop: 4,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
184 km al ONO de Ciudad de Salta (pop: 512,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
188 km al O de San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
197 km al O de Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
232 km al O de San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
246 km al OSO de Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
274 km al SE de Calama (Antofagasta, Chile) (pop: 143,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
315 km al OSO de San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (pop: 74,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
341 km al NO de San Miguel de Tucumán (Tucuman) (pop: 781,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
395 km al OSO de Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 10.2°C (50 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Energía liberada estimada: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
4.4197 km89 Km W of San Antonio De Los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
4.3218 km93 Km Al SE De Socaire, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)

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