Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Jujuy, Argentina, on Thursday, 1 February 1973 at 05:14 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 229 km depth
Depth: 229.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.655°S / 66.195°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cerros de Tocopuri (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) W of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of El Aguilar (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) NW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) NNW of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) WNW of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
1532 km (952 mi) NNW of Buenos Aires (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||229 km||Jujuy, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Jujuy, Argentina, 1 February 1973 05:14 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 31 May 1973 07:14 UTC| M 4.6 |263 km (163.4 mi) depth|45 km (28 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 May 1973 17:39 UTC| M 4.2 |196 km (121.8 mi) depth|38 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Mar 1973 16:17 UTC| M 5.6 |203 km (126.1 mi) depth|59 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details