Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 83 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 05:37 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - 83 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 05:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 155 km depth

29 Apr 05:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Apr 29 05:43: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 191.0 to 160.0 km.
Apr 29 05:44: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 160.0 to 155.0 km.
Apr 29 06:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.4.
Date & time: 29 Apr 2020 05:37:16 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 155.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.32°S / 67.13°W (Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Incaguasi (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
181 km (113 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1423 km (884 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: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.4155 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
M 5.2193 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES
M 5.4148 kmSalta, ArgentinaEMSC
M 5.4154 km81km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, ArgentinaUSGS
M 5.4221 km76 km al S de Socaire (Argentina)GUG (U. Chile)
M 5.3144 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
M 5.3115 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaBMKG
M 5.8154 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (4)

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Concepción (1512.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
275.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
englewood / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I heard a loud banging sound englewood ohio
Zagreb (Croatia, 11395 km NE of epicenter) : Nating (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake 83 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, 29 April 2020 05:37 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (96 quakes):
  • 28 Jun 2020 03:04 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    166 km (103.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 28 Jun 2020 01:29 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    188 km (116.8 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 26 Jun 2020 09:22 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 24 Jun 2020 07:58 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    200 km (124.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 14:21 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    215 km (133.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 09:30 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    188 km (116.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 05:31 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    202 km (125.5 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 04:35 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    196 km (121.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Jun 2020 04:19 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    216 km (134.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Jun 2020 02:52 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    224 km (139.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 20 Jun 2020 22:33 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    192 km (119.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 19 Jun 2020 14:00 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    188 km (116.8 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 19 Jun 2020 03:36 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    208.6 km (129.6 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 2020 03:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    243 km (151 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 19 Jun 2020 02:16 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    178 km (110.6 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 18 Jun 2020 06:38 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    212 km (131.7 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 83 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 at 05:37 (GMT)
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