Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 42 km south of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 5 September 2016 at 23:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 42 km south of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Monday, 5 September 2016 at 23:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 537 km depth

5 Sep 23:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 554.0 to 549.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 549.0 to 544.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 544.0 to 540.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 540.0 to 536.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 536.0 to 537.0 km.
Date & time: 5 Sep 2016 23:23:57 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 537.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.89°S / 63.79°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) S of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) ESE of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NE of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
461 km (286 mi) NNE of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.1537 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
4.7538 km- 38km S of General Enrique Mosconi, ArgentinaUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 15 Sep 2016 13:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    518 km (321.9 mi) depth
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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