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Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 21 km southwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 15:45 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 21 km southwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 15:45 GMT Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 21 km southwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 15:45 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 27, 2010 15:45:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude24.872°S / 65.602°W (Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, Salta, Argentina)
Antipode24.872°N / 114.398°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGemelos-Saladillo (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) NE of Campo Quijano (pop: 5,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Salta (pop: 512,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) NNW of El Carril (Chicoana) (pop: 9,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SE of Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (51 mi) SSW of Jujuy (pop: 305,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
103 km (64 mi) SW of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) SW of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) W of Joaquin V. Gonzalez (Departamento de Metán) (pop: 19,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
220 km (137 mi) N of San Miguel de Tucuman (Tucumán) (pop: 781,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.310 kmSalta, ArgentinaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 19, 2010 04:00
12 years ago
4.0

10 km
Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 19 km SW of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Mar 1, 2010 06:53
12 years ago
4.8

35 km
18 km E of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 28, 2010 09:53
12 years ago
4.6

39 km
8.8 km S of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, ArgentinaMore
Feb 27, 2010 20:31
12 years ago
4.8

24 km
Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 23 km NW of Chicoana, Salta, ArgentinaMore

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