Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 104 km northwest of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Departamento de Capital, Catamarca, Argentina, on Monday, 22 June 1998 at 07:55 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 174 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 174.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.99°S / 66.701°W (Departamento de Poman, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (33 mi) SE of Londres (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) N of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Fiambala (pop: 8,060) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) W of San Antonio (pop: 4,290) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 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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|5.4||174 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 08 Aug 1998 23:20 UTC| M 4.1 |167.5 km (104.1 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details