Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 36 km southeast of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:07 (America/Argentina/Salta)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 36 km southeast of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:07 (America/Argentina/Salta)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 459 km depth

22 Nov 13:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Nov 2012 13:07:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:07 (America/Argentina/Salta)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 459.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.6657°S / 63.488°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) ESE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NE of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (190 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
5.6459 km34km ESE of General Enrique Mosconi, ArgentinaUSGS
5.8531 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.9596 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
5.8463 km412 km al E de SocaireGUG (U. Chile)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 Dec 2012 15:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    525.2 km (326.3 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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