Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Struck 48 km SW of Santiago del Estero, Argentina on December 14, 2020 03:15:29

Last Updated: 2021-02-20 16:11:48

On December 14, 2020 03:15:29 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.8 on the richter scale hit 48 km SW of Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 28.73 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -64.566Β° and latitude -28.142Β°. According to documented reports 4 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 14, 2020 03:15:29 had a magnitude of 4.8 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 Departamento de Loreto in Santiago del Estero, Argentina, located 50 kilometers or 31 miles β†˜ SE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Departamento de San MartΓ­n (Santiago del Estero, Argentina) located 71 km (44 mi) β†’ E and Villa Atamisqui (Santiago del Estero, Argentina) located 83 km (51 mi) β†’ E 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
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Departamento de Loreto Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Departamento de San MartΓ­n Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Villa Atamisqui Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
143 km (89 mi) β†’ E Los Telares Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
173 km (107 mi) β†˜ SE Villa Ojo de Agua Santiago del Estero πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
174 km (108 mi) β†˜ SE Sumampa 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 4.8 Earthquake Struck 48 km SW of Santiago del Estero, Argentina on December 14, 2020 03:15:29
Date and Time
2020-12-14 03:15:29 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
28.73 km
Reports
4 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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