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A slight earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 reported just 20 miles northwest of San Francisco del Monte de Oro, Argentina

Fri, December 25, 2020, 12:31 p.m.


4.4 Quake December 25th 9:11 am (GMT -3)

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred just 13 minutes ago 32 km northwest of San Francisco del Monte de Oro, Argentina, INPRES reported.
The quake occurred on the morning of December 25, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. local time at a shallow depth of 10 km below the epicenter near San Francisco del Monte de Oro, Departamento de Ayacucho, San Luis, Argentina. The exact extent, epicenter, and depth of the quake can be changed within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or when other agencies release their report.
Our monitoring service has determined a second report from the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), in which the quake is also listed with a magnitude of 4.4.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was likely felt by many people as a slight vibration in the epicenter area.
A faint tremor may have been felt in San Francisco del Monte de Oro (population 3,300), 32 km from the epicenter, and in Villa General Roca (population 200) 40 km away.
Other cities near the epicenter where the quake may have been perceived as very weak are La Punta (15,000 inhabitants) 94 km from the epicenter, La Toma (6,700 inhabitants) 100 km away, Tilisarao (5,500 inhabitants). 102 km away and San Luis (184,000 inhabitants) 106 km away.
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Date and time: Fri, December 25, 12:11 UTC
Size: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Latitude / Longitude of epicenter: 32.34 ° S / 66.27 ° W.
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