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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 55 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, October 20, 1984 at 17:59 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 55 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, October 20, 1984 at 17:59 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 55 km west of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, October 20, 1984 at 17:59 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 192 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 20, 1984 17:59:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth192.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude24.072°S / 66.832°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode24.072°N / 113.168°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoNevado Queva (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities55 km (34 mi) WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Santa Rosa de Tastil (Salta) (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) W of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) W of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
179 km (111 mi) WSW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) W of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
210 km (130 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
276 km (171 mi) WSW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) NNW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2192 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 9, 1985 05:08
37 years ago
4.2

217 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 68 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 3, 1985 04:58
37 years ago
4.2

211 km
Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, 194 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Feb 21, 1985 02:51
37 years ago
4.5

209 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 62 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 20, 1985 02:00
37 years ago
4.7

190 km
50 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 16, 1985 02:56
37 years ago
4.1

203 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 67 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 6, 1985 04:45
37 years ago
4.2

216 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 66 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 2, 1985 11:39
37 years ago
4.3

210 km
51 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 29, 1984 12:37
38 years ago
4.5

219 km
Departamento de Susques, 161 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Dec 17, 1984 04:40
38 years ago
4.5

199 km
54 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Dec 2, 1984 09:25
38 years ago
4.5

215 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 41 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Nov 28, 1984 11:22
38 years ago
4.8

195 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 58 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Nov 23, 1984 01:10
38 years ago
4.2

214 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 45 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Nov 12, 1984 01:07
38 years ago
4.5

212 km
61 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Nov 9, 1984 09:23
38 years ago
4.8

185 km
45 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Oct 31, 1984 05:29
38 years ago
4.7

206 km
Departamento de Los Andes, 191 km W of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Oct 21, 1984 16:17
38 years ago
4.3

201 km
65 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Oct 20, 1984 20:53
38 years ago
4.4

204 km
57 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore

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