Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Struck 38 km SSW of Andalgalá, Argentina on January 29, 2024 17:43:30

Last Updated: 2024-01-29 18:00:09

On January 29, 2024 17:43:30 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.5 on the richter scale hit 38 km SSW of Andalgalá, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 160.566 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -66.503° and latitude -27.887°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 29, 2024 17:43:30 had a magnitude of 4.5 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 Andalgalá in Catamarca, Argentina, located 33 kilometers or 21 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Andalgalá (Catamarca, Argentina) located 38 km (23 mi) ↑ N and La Puerta de San José (Catamarca, Argentina) located 62 km (39 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
33 km (21 mi) ↑ N Departamento de Andalgalá Catamarca 🇦🇷 Argentina
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Andalgalá Catamarca 🇦🇷 Argentina
62 km (39 mi) ← W La Puerta de San José Catamarca 🇦🇷 Argentina
64 km (40 mi) ← W Londres Catamarca 🇦🇷 Argentina
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Hualfín Catamarca 🇦🇷 Argentina
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Puerta de Corral Quemado Catamarca 🇦🇷 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.


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 It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources.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 4.5 Earthquake Struck 38 km SSW of Andalgalá, Argentina on January 29, 2024 17:43:30
Date and Time
2024-01-29 17:43:30 (UTC)
4.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
160.566 km
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