Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - Departamento de Tafi del Valle, 48 km west of Tucuman, Departamento de Capital, Tucuman, Argentina, on Monday, 7 January 1974 at 16:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.889°S / 65.704°W (Departamento de Tafi del Valle, Tucuman, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Galan (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) S of Tafi del Valle (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WNW of Famailla (Famaillá) (pop: 31,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Monteros (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Yerba Buena (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Bella Vista (Departamento de Leales) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (30 mi) WSW of Tafi Viejo (pop: 48,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) W of Alderetes (pop: 38,500) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) N of Aguilares (Río Chico) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) S of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.8||33 km||Tucuman, Argentina||USGS|
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