Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 53 km west of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at 06:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 53 km west of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at 06:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 82 km depth

1 Aug 06:17 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 182.0 to 82.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Aug 2017 06:13:53 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.61°S / 68.72°W (Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) WSW of Tinogasta (Catamarca) (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WNW of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) N of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (126 mi) WNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) SE of Copiapo (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) N of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1184 km (736 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.582 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 5.660 km5.6 LA RIOJA, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 5.7138 km119 km al E de Alto del CarmenGUG (U. Chile)
M 5.685 km- 53km WNW of Vinchina, ArgentinaUSGS

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User reports for this quake (5)

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470.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Copiapo (210.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Coquimbo (Chile, 290 km SW of epicenter) : che tu mare.- (reported through EMSC)
Copiapó (Chile, 198 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Vallenar (Chile, 190 km W of epicenter) : Very strong. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 53 km west of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, 1 August 2017 06:13 GMT

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 53 km west of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 1 August 2017 at 06:13 (GMT)
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