Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Departamento de Belén, 83 km northeast of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, on Wednesday, 16 May 1984 at 03:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 158 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 157.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.393°S / 67.2°W (Departamento de Belén, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) NW of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of Puerta de Corral Quemado (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) N of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Hualfin (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) NNE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) WSW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.5||158 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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