Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 20 km southeast of Tinogasta, Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 16:35 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 20 km southeast of Tinogasta, Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 16:35 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 138 km depth

29 Apr 16:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 29 16:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 210.0 to 138.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Apr 2019 16:35:08 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 138.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.17°S / 67.4°W (Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Incahuasi (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) SE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NW of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
1116 km (693 mi) NW 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: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.0138 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 5.0138 kmCatamarca, ArgentinaEMSC
M 5.010 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaUSP
M 5.4 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
M 5.0130 km19km ESE of Tinogasta, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.8136 kmLa Rioja Province, ArgentinaUSP

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Córdoba, Córdoba / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Me sentí mareada y que la mesa donde estaba apollada se movía.. y es de material cemento
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 20 km southeast of Tinogasta, Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, 29 April 2019 16:35 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 Jun 2019 16:48 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    125 km (77.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 20 km southeast of Tinogasta, Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 16:35 (GMT)
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