Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Departamento de Poman, 88 km northwest of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Departamento de Capital, Catamarca, Argentina, on Tuesday, 15 May 2001 at 23:53 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 177 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 176.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.06°S / 66.553°W (Departamento de Poman, Catamarca, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Robledo (184 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) NW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NW of Mutquin (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Andalgala (pop: 14,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NNE of Arauco (La Rioja) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of San Antonio (pop: 4,290) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WNW of San Fernando del Vale de Katamarka (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Huillapima (Capayán) (pop: 7,780) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) E of Tinogasta (pop: 14,500) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SW of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) NNW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||177 km||Catamarca, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Jun 2001 16:10 UTC| M 4.4 |164.1 km (102 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details