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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 68 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, July 20, 1997 at 10:14 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 68 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, July 20, 1997 at 10:14 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Departamento de Susques, 68 km southwest of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, Argentina, on Sunday, July 20, 1997 at 10:14 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 256 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 20, 1997 10:14:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth256.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.982°S / 66.301°W (Departamento de Susques, Jujuy, Argentina)
Antipode22.982°N / 113.699°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPoquis (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities68 km (43 mi) WSW of Abra Pampa (Cochinoca) (pop: 9,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WNW of Aguilar (pop: 3,660) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) WNW of Humahuaca (pop: 11,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (77 mi) SW of Villazon (Modesto Omiste, Potosí, Bolivia) (pop: 30,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) NW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) WNW of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) NW of Palpala (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (125 mi) NW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
203 km (126 mi) W of Oran (Salta) (pop: 74,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
220 km (137 mi) NNW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | 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
6.1256 kmJujuy, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 26, 1997 02:23
25 years ago
3.6

254 km
Departamento de Rinconada, 46 km NW of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Nov 12, 1997 06:06
25 years ago
4.5

253 km
Departamento de Rinconada, 56 km NW of Abra Pampa, Departamento de Cochinoca, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Oct 14, 1997 19:55
25 years ago
4.3

215 km
Departamento de Rinconada, 203 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Sep 26, 1997 13:09
25 years ago
4.5

226 km
Departamento de Susques, 157 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Sep 19, 1997 17:52
25 years ago
4.0

221 km
Departamento de Susques, 160 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore
Jul 22, 1997 19:34
25 years ago
4.1

229 km
Departamento de Susques, 173 km NW of Jujuy, Departamento de Doctor Manuel Belgrano, Jujuy, ArgentinaMore

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