Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Salta, Argentina, on Friday, 25 August 2006 at 00:44 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 184 km depth
Depth: 184.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.403°S / 67.028°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Nevado Queva (32 km / 20 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1410 km (876 mi) NW of Buenos Aires (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||184 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Salta, Argentina, 25 August 2006 00:44 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 09 Sep 2006 00:09 UTC| M 5.0 |174 km (108.1 mi) depth|64 km (40 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Sep 2006 00:34 UTC| M 5.1 |182.8 km (113.6 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 31 Aug 2006 16:20 UTC| M 5.1 |182.1 km (113.2 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details