Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, 149 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Monday, 10 March 2008 at 09:43 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 90 km depth
Depth: 89.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.337°S / 69.294°W (Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Incapillo (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) WNW of Vinchina (pop: 2,830) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) E of Vallenar (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) SE of Copiapo (Atacama, Chile) (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) WNW of Chilecito (pop: 42,200) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (136 mi) NNW of San José de Jachal (San Juan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) WNW of La Rioja (pop: 162,600) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (213 mi) W of San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (pop: 188,800) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NNW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) WSW of Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
1248 km (775 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> 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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|M 5.6||90 km||La Rioja, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, 149 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, 10 March 2008 09:43 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 15 Mar 2008 01:04 UTC| M 4.0 |110.8 km (68.8 mi) depth|29 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 15 Mar 2008 01:03 UTC| M 4.0 |102.4 km (63.6 mi) depth|7 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details