Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, 59 km west of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina, on Saturday, 27 February 2010 at 06:51 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 40 km depth
Date & time: 27 Feb 2010 06:51:17 UTC
Depth: 39.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.663°S / 69.141°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungato (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) WSW of Villa Basilio Nievas (pop: 4,040) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) WSW of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) W of Caucete (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NNW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NE 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: 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||40 km||San Juan, Argentina||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 11 Aug 2010 02:06 UTC| M 4.4 |104.8 km (65.1 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Feb 2010 12:41 UTC| M 4.9 |39.6 km (24.6 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details