Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de San Carlos, 72 km west of Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10:42 (GMT) -
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
20 May 10:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.07°S / 66.7°W↗ (Departamento de San Carlos, Salta, Argentina)
Antipode: 26.07°N / 113.3°E↗
Nearest volcano: Cerro Galan (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) E of Antofagasta de la Sierra (Catamarca) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of Cafayate (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Yerba Buena (Tucuman) (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Tafi Viejo (Tucuman) (pop: 48,500) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) NW of Famailla (Famaillá, Tucuman) (pop: 31,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WNW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Alderetes (Tucuman) (pop: 38,500) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SSW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) NNW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|5.1||10 km||Catamarca Province, Argentina||GFZ|
|5.2||21 km||SALTA (Argentina)||INPRES|
|5.0||30 km||Catamarca, Argentina||EMSC|
|5.0||32 km||70km W of Cafayate, Argentina||USGS|
|4.8||17 km||Catamarca Province, Argentina||USP|
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