Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Departamento de Santa Maria, Catamarca, 75 km west of Yerba Buena, Tucuman, Argentina, on Sunday, 30 April 2000 at 05:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 36 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.018°S / 66.035°W (Departamento de Santa Maria, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Galan (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Tafi del Valle (Tucuman) (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WNW of Monteros (Tucuman) (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NW of Aguilares (Río Chico, Tucuman) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Famailla (Famaillá, Tucuman) (pop: 31,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WSW of Yerba Buena (Tucuman) (pop: 50,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Tafi Viejo (Tucuman) (pop: 48,500) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Alderetes (Tucuman) (pop: 38,500) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) N of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SSW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||36 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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