Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Jachal, 72 km northeast of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 26 September 1972 at 21:05 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.957°S / 68.208°W (Departamento de Jachal, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NNE of San Martin (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NNE of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NNE of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NNE of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNE of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) N of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNE of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) NNE of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) NE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (240 mi) W of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||15 km||San Juan, Argentina||USGS|
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