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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Catamarca Province, Argentina on Friday, 24 May 2019

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Catamarca Province, Argentina on Friday, 24 May 2019
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: Friday, 24 May 2019 20:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 157.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.96°S / 66.69°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (167 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) SW of Andalgalá (pop: 14,100)
70 km (43 mi) N of Arauco (pop: 13,700)
87 km (54 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500)
105 km (65 mi) NW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800)
162 km (101 mi) N of La Rioja (pop: 162,600)
192 km (119 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucumán (pop: 781,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 24 May 20:15 UTCM 5.5 / 157 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGFZ
Fri, 24 May 20:16 UTCM 5.9 / 159.4 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaUSP
Fri, 24 May 20:15 UTCM 5.2 / 149 kmCatamarca, ArgentinaEMSC
Fri, 24 May 20:15 UTCM 5.2 / 143.6 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
Fri, 24 May 20:16 UTCM 5.2 / 176.5 km130 km al NO de San Fernando del Valle (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
Fri, 24 May 20:16 UTCM 5.4 / 169 kmCatamarca Province, ArgentinaBMKG
Fri, 24 May 20:15 UTCM 5.2 / 148.6 km45km SW of Andalgala, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.
580.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
587.8 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake: Catamarca Province, Argentina, 24 May 2019 20h15

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List of 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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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Catamarca Province, Argentina on Friday, 24 May 2019
 

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