Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Departamento de Belén, 122 km northwest of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Departamento de Capital, Catamarca, Argentina, on Monday, 23 October 1989 at 23:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 168 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 167.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.916°S / 66.856°W (Departamento de Belén, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
35 km (22 mi) SE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSE of La Puerta de San José (Departamento de Belén) (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) ENE of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
202 km (125 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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