Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Departamento de Belén, 117 km northwest of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Departamento de Capital, Catamarca, Argentina, on Saturday, 9 November 1985 at 22:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 175 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 175.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.851°S / 66.75°W (Departamento de Belén, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (154 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) ESE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (26 mi) SE of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) ENE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) NNW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||175 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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