Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 64 km northeast of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 23 August 1968 at 22:36 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 534 km depth
Date & time: 23 Aug 1968 22:36:52 UTC
Depth: 533.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.989°S / 63.554°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) S of Villamontes (Gran Chaco, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) NE of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) ESE of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NNE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) NNE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) NE of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) NNE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||534 km||Tarija, Bolivia||USGS|
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