Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 39 km south of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 17:43 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 39 km south of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 22 January 2020 at 17:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 543 km depth

22 Jan 17:47 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jan 22 17:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 551.0 to 543.0 km.
Date & time: 22 Jan 2020 17:43:29 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 543.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.87°S / 63.78°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) S of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 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!
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NE of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) NE of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) NE of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> 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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5.0543 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
4.8535 kmSalta, ArgentinaEMSC
4.8538 km35km S of General Enrique Mosconi, ArgentinaUSGS
4.4535 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaUSP

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 22 Jan 2020 17:50 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    539 km (334.9 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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