Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 21 km southwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, on Saturday, 27 February 2010 at 15:45 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 24.872°S / 65.602°W (Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, Salta, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Gemelos-Saladillo (59 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NNW of El Carril (Chicoana) (pop: 9,780) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SE of Santa Rosa de Tastil (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSW of Palpala (Jujuy) (pop: 48,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1288 km (800 mi) NW 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: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||10 km||Salta, Argentina||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Departamento de Rosario de Lerma, 21 km southwest of Salta, Departamento Capital, Salta, Argentina, 27 February 2010 15:45 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 19 Mar 2010 04:00 UTC| M 4.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 01 Mar 2010 06:53 UTC| M 4.8 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|38 km (24 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Feb 2010 09:53 UTC| M 4.6 |39.4 km (24.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 27 Feb 2010 20:31 UTC| M 4.8 |24.4 km (15.2 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details