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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 161 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Wednesday, December 7, 1994 at 03:37 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 161 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Wednesday, December 7, 1994 at 03:37 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 161 km northwest of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, Argentina, on Wednesday, December 7, 1994 at 03:37 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 235 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 1994 03:37:54 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6
Depth235.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.422°S / 66.639°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode23.422°N / 113.361°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoCurutu (52 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities94 km (59 mi) NNW of San Antonio de los Cobres (Salta) (pop: 4,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (83 mi) W of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) WNW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) NW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (125 mi) WNW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (148 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
404 km (251 mi) NNW of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0235 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 19, 1995 09:31
27 years ago
5.1

230 km
Departamento de Susques, 120 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
May 6, 1995 05:03
27 years ago
4.5

200 km
68 km SW of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
May 3, 1995 13:20
27 years ago
3.7

200 km
Departamento de La Poma, Salta, 129 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Apr 7, 1995 06:32
27 years ago
3.8

199 km
Departamento de Susques, 154 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Mar 24, 1995 07:49
27 years ago
4.2

203 km
Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, 44 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 10, 1995 04:48
27 years ago
4.2

224 km
Departamento de Susques, 167 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Jan 3, 1995 19:17
28 years ago
4.0

222 km
Departamento de Susques, 137 km W of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore

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