Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, 63 km west of Chimbas, San Juan, Argentina, on Tuesday, 24 September 2002 at 03:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 120 km depth
Date & time: 24 Sep 2002 03:57:22 UTC
Depth: 119.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.519°S / 69.2°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungato (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SE of Calingasta (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) W of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) NNW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (158 mi) NNE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||120 km||San Juan, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Dec 2002 22:20 UTC| M 5.3 |112.4 km (69.8 mi) depth|68 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details