Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Departamento de Belén, 73 km northeast of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina, on Friday, 25 October 1985 at 01:22 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 112 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 112.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.501°S / 67.185°W (Departamento de Belén, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) WNW of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Puerta de Corral Quemado (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,630) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SW of Hualfin (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 2,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) W of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) WSW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||112 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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