Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Departamento de Belén, 132 km northwest of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Departamento de Capital, Catamarca, Argentina, on Tuesday, 10 July 1979 at 11:08 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 168 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 168.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.826°S / 66.917°W (Departamento de Belén, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Hualfin (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (297 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||168 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Aug 1979 14:20 UTC| M 4.9 |176 km (109.4 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details