Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Catamarca Province, Argentina on Friday, 9 October 2020

9 Oct 08:59 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
9 Oct 09:02: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 249.0 to 170.0 km (from 155 to 106 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 23 km (14 mi) towards E.

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Date & time: Friday, 9 October 2020 08:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 9 Oct 5:55 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 170.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.95°S / 66.49°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SW of Andalgalá (pop: 14,100)
54 km (33 mi) NW of Mutquín (pop: 1,200)
56 km (35 mi) NW of Pomán (pop: 3,400)
90 km (56 mi) NW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800)
166 km (103 mi) NE of La Rioja (pop: 162,600)
177 km (110 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucumán (pop: 781,000)

Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from WSW

Primary data source: GFZ

Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]

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Time Mag. / Depth Location Source
9 Oct 5:55 am (GMT -3) (9 Oct 08:55:52 UTC) M 5.0 / 170 km Catamarca Province, Argentina GFZ
Fri, 9 Oct 08:55 UTC M 5.0 / 165 km 5.0 Catamarca, Argentina EMSC
09/10/2020 05:55:51 (9 Oct 08:55:51 UTC) M 4.8 / 204 km 41 Km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina INPRES

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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Catamarca Province, Argentina, 9 Oct 2020 08:55

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake – Catamarca Province, Argentina on Friday, 9 October 2020

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  • Date / time UTC

    | Mag |

    Depth

    |

    Age

    |

    Distance

    | Details

  • 11 Nov 1922 04:32

    | 8.5 |

    70km / 43mi

    |

    98 years ago

    |

    332km / 206mi

    | Atacama, Chile

  • 24 Nov 2015 22:48

    | 8.2 |

    unknown

    |

    5 years ago

    |

    813km / 505mi

    | Southern Bolivia

  • 09 Dec 1950 21:38

    | 8.2 |

    114km / 71mi

    |

    70 years ago

    |

    464km / 288mi

    | Antofagasta, Chile

  • 17 Aug 1906 00:40

    | 8.2 |

    35km / 22mi

    |

    114 years ago

    |

    684km / 425mi

    | Valparaiso, Chile

  • 06 Apr 1943 16:07

    | 8.1 |

    35km / 22mi

    |

    78 years ago

    |

    618km / 384mi

    | Coquimbo, Chile

  • 30 Jul 1995 05:11

    | 8.0 |

    46km / 28mi

    |

    25 years ago

    |

    639km / 397mi

    | Antofagasta, Chile

  • 03 Mar 1985 22:47

    | 8.0 |

    33km / 21mi

    |

    36 years ago

    |

    773km / 480mi

    | Offshore Valparaiso, Chile

  • 16 Sep 2015 22:54

    | 7.8 |

    10km / 6.2mi

    |

    5 years ago

    |

    631km / 392mi

    | Near Coast of Central Chile

  • 13 Jun 2005 22:44

    | 7.8 |

    116km / 72mi

    |

    15 years ago

    |

    927km / 576mi

    | Tarapaca, Chile

  • 09 Jul 1971 03:03

    | 7.8 |

    60km / 37mi

    |

    49 years ago

    |

    679km / 422mi

    | Valparaiso, Chile

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