Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 at 13:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 at 13:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 114 km depth

Date & time: 12 Sep 2006 01:30:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 114.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.944°S / 68.898°W (Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Vinchina (La Rioja) (pop: 2,830)
138 km (86 mi) W of Chilecito (La Rioja) (pop: 42,200)
145 km (90 mi) N of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000)
163 km (101 mi) SW of Tinogasta (Catamarca) (pop: 14,500)
205 km (128 mi) WNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600)
291 km (181 mi) N of San Juan (pop: 447,000)
529 km (329 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300)
530 km (329 mi) WNW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200)
Primary data source: USGS
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 6.0114 kmLa Rioja, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake La Rioja, Argentina, 12 September 13:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 09 Feb 2007 08:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    102.3 km (63.6 mi) depth
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Oct 2006 09:04 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    115 km (71.5 mi) depth
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - La Rioja, Argentina, on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 at 13:30 (GMT)

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