Sismo leggero mag. 4.3 - Departamento de Santa Catalina, Jujuy, 42 km a ovest da Villazon, Bolivia, mercoledí, 24 febbraio 2021 -

Sismo leggero mag. 4.3 - Departamento de Santa Catalina, Jujuy, 42 km a ovest da Villazon, Bolivia, mercoledí, 24 febbraio 2021

Sismo leggero magnitudine 4.3 at 275 km depth

24 Feb 00:55 UTC: Primo a segnalare: USGS dopo 21 minuti.
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 01:26
Light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 hit province of Jujuy, Argentina
Light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 hit province of Jujuy, Argentina
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit near the Departamento de Santa Catalina, in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, on 23 Feb. 2021, at 9:34 pm local time. The quake originated 275.1 km deep underground and about 16 km south of Santa Catalina.
The quake was most likely not felt due to its considerable depth. The immediate area surrounding the epicenter is uninhabited. Damages are not expected from this quake.
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 01:00
Moderate magnitude 4.3 quake hits 42 km west of Villazon, Bolivia in the evening
4.3 quake 23 Feb 9:34 pm (GMT -3)
4.3 quake 23 Feb 9:34 pm (GMT -3)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Bolivia near Villazon, Modesto Omiste, Departamento de Potosi, only 25 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the evening on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 9:34 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 275.1 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 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 Villazon (pop. 30,300, 42 km away), La Quiaca (pop. 14,800, 42 km away), and Tupiza (pop. 22,200, 77 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 24 Feb 2021 00:34:38 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021 21:34 (GMT -3)
Magnitudine: 4.3
Profondità: 275.1 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 22.0821°S / 65.9977°W (Departamento de Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Bolivia)
Vulcano più vicino: Uturuncu (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km O da Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
42 km O da La Quiaca (Yavi, Argentina) (pop: 14,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
77 km SSO da Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
77 km NNO da Abra Pampa (Cochinoca, Argentina) (pop: 9,430) --> Vedi sismi vicini
144 km OSO da Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
185 km ONO da Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija) (pop: 35,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
246 km NNO da San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina) (pop: 305,900) --> Vedi sismi vicini
279 km S da Potosí (pop: 141,300) --> Vedi sismi vicini
348 km SSO da Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> Vedi sismi vicini
561 km SSO da Santa Cruz de la Sierra (pop: 1,364,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 11.7°C (53 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 8 m/s (15 kts) from ENE
Fonte dati primaria: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.3275 km41 Km W of Villazón, Bolivia, ArgentinaUSGS
4.4328 kmJUJUY (Argentina)INPRES
4.0270 kmJujuy Province, ArgentinaUSP

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308.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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