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)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 538 km depth
Date & time: 6 Nov 1987 18:47:35 UTC
Depth: 538.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.801°S / 63.583°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) SE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) E of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 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!
477 km (296 mi) NNE of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||538 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 06 Nov 1987 20:18 UTC| M 4.5 |541 km (336.2 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details