Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 36 km WNW of Colonia Dora, Argentina on November 23, 2020 03:30:35

Last Updated: 2021-02-03 17:50:25

On November 23, 2020 03:30:35 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.9 on the richter scale hit 36 km WNW of Colonia Dora, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 567.28 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -63.308Β° and latitude -28.516Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on November 23, 2020 03:30:35 had a magnitude of 4.9 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Villa Atamisqui in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, located 49 kilometers or 30 miles ← W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Los Telares (Santiago del Estero, Argentina) located 53 km (33 mi) ↓ S and Departamento de San MartΓ­n (Santiago del Estero, Argentina) located 64 km (40 mi) ← W of the epicenter.

In total, we found 6 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
49 km (30 mi) ← W Villa Atamisqui Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Los Telares Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
64 km (40 mi) ← W Departamento de San MartΓ­n Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Sumampa Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Departamento de Loreto Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Villa Ojo de Agua Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 36 km WNW of Colonia Dora, Argentina on November 23, 2020 03:30:35
Date and Time
2020-11-23 03:30:35 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
567.28 km
Reports
0 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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