Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Rinconada, 217 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, August 10, 1975 at 10:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Rinconada, 217 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, August 10, 1975 at 10:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 166 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 10, 1975 10:25:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 166.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.648°S / 66.589°W (Departamento de Rinconada, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode: 22.648°N / 113.411°E
Nearest volcano: Cerros de Tocopuri (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) W of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WSW of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) WSW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) NW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) WNW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) SSW of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2166 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

  • 26 Jan 1976 20:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    227 km (141.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7618 km (4733 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Dec 1975 22:19 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    175 km (108.7 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Nov 1975 10:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    233 km (144.8 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7618 km (4733 mi) distance
    | | Details

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