Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 56 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 20:15 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 56 km southwest of Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina, on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 20:15 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 157 km depth

24 May 20:18 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
May 24 20:22: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 250.0 to 157.0 km.
Date & time: May 24, 2019 20:15:59 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 157.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.96°S / 66.69°W (Departamento de Poman, Catamarca, Argentina)
Antipode: 27.96°N / 113.31°E
Nearest volcano: Robledo (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of San Antonio (pop: 4,290) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) NNW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> 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

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.
5.5157 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.9159 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaUSP
5.2149 kmCatamarca, ArgentinaEMSC
5.2144 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
5.2177 km130 km al NO de San Fernando del Valle (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
5.4169 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaBMKG
5.2149 km45km SW of Andalgala, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén (580.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén (587.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 18 Jul 2019 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    167 km (103.8 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2019 22:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    162 km (100.7 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Jun 2019 11:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    192 km (119.3 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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