Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Departamento de Angaco, 8.9 km northeast of San Martin, San Juan, Argentina, on Saturday, January 15, 1944 at 23:49 GMT
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.372°S / 68.436°W (Departamento de Angaco, San Juan, Argentina)
Antipode: 31.372°N / 111.564°E
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NE of San Martin (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NE of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) NE of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NE of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNE of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Ciudad de San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NNE of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) NNE of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|7.0||15 km||San Juan, Argentina||USGS|
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