Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 60 km west of Oran, Salta, Argentina, on Tuesday, 12 May 1959 at 09:46 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 12 May 1959 09:46:59 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.07°S / 64.907°W (Departamento de Oran, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tuzgle (194 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) ENE of Humahuaca (Jujuy) (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) W of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) N of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) NNE of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NNE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) N of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) S of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.6||25 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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