Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 39 km south of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 25 September 1987 at 15:05 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 537 km depth
Date & time: 25 Sep 1987 15:05:17 UTC
Depth: 536.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.867°S / 63.748°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SSE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) NE of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) NE of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||537 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 06 Nov 1987 20:18 UTC| M 4.5 |541 km (336.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Nov 1987 18:47 UTC| M 6.0 |538.1 km (334.4 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 39 km southeast of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 6 November 1987 at 18:47 (GMT)
- 06 Nov 1987 18:34 UTC| M 5.2 |534.9 km (332.4 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details