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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 158 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, December 24, 1988 at 04:26 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 158 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, December 24, 1988 at 04:26 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 158 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Saturday, December 24, 1988 at 04:26 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 194 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 24, 1988 04:26:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth193.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.522°S / 66.666°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode23.522°N / 113.334°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCurutu (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities85 km (53 mi) NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) WSW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (120 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
194 km (121 mi) W of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
199 km (124 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
395 km (245 mi) NNW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1194 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 12, 1989 08:57
33 years ago
4.2

237 km
Departamento de Susques, 155 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
May 4, 1989 12:17
33 years ago
4.2

163 km
Departamento de Susques, 196 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 31, 1989 09:31
33 years ago
4.6

198 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 38 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 24, 1989 01:59
33 years ago
4.8

204 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 30 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 3, 1989 13:43
33 years ago
4.8

191 km
Departamento de Susques, 162 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore

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