Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Departamento de Ñorquin, 38 km south of Chos Malal, Departamento de Chos-Malal, Neuquen, Argentina, on Friday, 10 December 1920 at 04:26 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 10 Dec 1920 04:26:07 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.723°S / 70.256°W (Departamento de Ñorquin, Neuquen, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Trocon (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) ESE of El Huecu (pop: 1,400) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) S of Chos Malal (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NE of Loncopué (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SSE of Andacollo (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of Buta Ranquil (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) N of Zapala (pop: 31,500) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) NW of Cutral-Co (pop: 47,400) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) NW of Neuquén (pop: 242,100) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) WNW of Cipolletti (Rio Negro) (pop: 75,100) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) SSW of San Rafael (Mendoza) (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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