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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 35 km northeast of Bermejo, Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia, on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:20 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 35 km northeast of Bermejo, Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia, on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 12:20 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 38 km depth

22 May 12:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
May 22 12:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 205.0 to 10.0 km.
May 22 12:27: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
May 22 12:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 39.0 km.
May 22 13:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 39.0 to 40.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 38.0 km.
Date & time: May 22, 2016 12:20:46 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.44°S / 64.2°W (Tarija, Bolivia)
Antipode: 22.44°N / 115.8°E
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Tartagal (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of General Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín, Salta, Argentina) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) N of Oran (Salta, Argentina) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) N of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín, Salta, Argentina) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSE of Tarija (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) ESE of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Villamontes (Gran Chaco, Tarija) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SE of Tupiza (Sud Chichas, Potosí) (pop: 22,200) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.238 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.410 km TARIJA, BOLIVIAEMSC
5.59.2 km- 44km WNW of Tartagal, ArgentinaUSGS
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