Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - La Rioja, Argentina, on Monday, 26 March 1973 at 11:04 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 117 km depth
Depth: 117.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.049°S / 68.942°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
107 km (66 mi) NW of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) WSW of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ESE of Copiapo (Chile) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) NW of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) N of San José de Jachal (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (243 mi) WSW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1240 km (770 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||117 km||La Rioja, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake La Rioja, Argentina, 26 March 1973 11:04 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 22 May 1973 17:40 UTC| M 4.1 |100 km (62.1 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Mar 1973 12:11 UTC| M 4.7 |94 km (58.4 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details