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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 - information

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 16:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 16:43 (GMT)
24 Dec 16:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Dec 24 16:48: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 588.0 to 574.0 km.
Dec 24 16:55: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 574.0 to 563.0 km.
Dec 24 16:57: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Date & time: 2019-12-24 04:43:32 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 563.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.96°S / 63.37°W (Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) NW of El Hoyo (pop: 2,200)
66 km (41 mi) W of Tintina (pop: 3,900)
66 km (41 mi) SW of Campo Gallo (pop: 5,500)
128 km (80 mi) NE of Santiago del Estero (pop: 354,700)
184 km (115 mi) E of San Miguel de Tucumán (pop: 781,000)
194 km (120 mi) E of Yerba Buena (pop: 50,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2019-12-24 16:43:32 UTCM 6.0 / 563 kmSantiago Del Estero Prov., ArgentinaGFZ
2019-12-24 16:43:32 UTCM 6.0 / 559 kmSantiago Del Estero, ArgentinaEMSC
2019-12-24 16:43:32 UTCM 5.7 / 557.4 kmSantiago Del Estero Prov., ArgentinaGeoAu
2019-12-24 16:43:32 UTC
2019-12-24 13:43:32 -03:00
M 6.0 / 560.6 km15km WNW of El Hoyo, ArgentinaUSGS
2019-12-24 16:43:29 UTCM 5.7 / 505 kmSantiago Del Estero Prov., ArgentinaBMKG
2019-12-24 16:43:32 UTCM 6.1 / 575.2 kmSantiago Del Estero Prov., ArgentinaUSP

User reports for this quake (4)

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Был дома, всё тихо и спокойно, без тряски и какой либо вибрации. Люстры и связка ключей нешолохнулись, всё впорядке. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, Своих родных и близких людей. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!
Java / not felt : .
692.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Buenos Aires / not felt

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina, 2019-12-24 16:43 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 15 Apr 2020 01:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    573 km (356 mi) depth
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jan 2020 21:11 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    567 km (352.3 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 16:43 (GMT)

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