Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 28 May 2002 at 04:04 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 22.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.937°S / 66.797°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) S of Arauco (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Villa Bustos (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) N of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) WSW of Capayan (Catamarca) (pop: 6,360) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SW of Poman (pop: 3,390) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Mutquin (pop: 1,210) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) WSW of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) NW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1015 km (631 mi) NW of Buenos Aires (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||22 km||La Rioja, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake La Rioja, Argentina, 28 May 2002 04:04 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 May 2002 05:01 UTC| M 4.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|47 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Details