Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 50 km southwest of La Quiaca, Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina, on Tuesday, October 19, 1993 at 04:02 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 272 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 272.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.378°S / 65.971°W (Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode: 22.378°N / 114.029°E
Nearest volcano: Cerros de Tocopuri (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) NW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of La Quiaca (Yavi) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NNW of Aguilar (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SW of Tarija (Bolivia) (pop: 159,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) WNW of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) NNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (236 mi) S of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||272 km||Jujuy, Argentina||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Mar 16, 1994 07:49|
28 years ago
|48 km SW of La Quiaca, Departamento de Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina||More|