Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 38 km southeast of Tartagal, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 6 November 1987 at 18:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 535 km depth
Date & time: 6 Nov 1987 18:34:23 UTC
Depth: 534.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.828°S / 63.641°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) SE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) E of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) NNE of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||535 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 06 Nov 1987 20:18 UTC| M 4.5 |541 km (336.2 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 Nov 1987 18:47 UTC| M 6.0 |538.1 km (334.4 mi) depth|7 km (4 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)