Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km southeast of General Enrique Mosconi, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Thursday, 30 October 2014 at 21:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 27 km southeast of General Enrique Mosconi, Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina, on Thursday, 30 October 2014 at 21:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 523 km depth

30 Oct 21:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Oct 31 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.1.
Date & time: 30 Oct 2014 21:51:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 523.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.79°S / 63.66°W (Departamento de General José de San Martin, Salta, Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) E of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Tarija, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (Jujuy) (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) SSE of Sucre (Chuquisaca, Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) NNE of San Miguel de Tucuman (pop: 781,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.1523 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.6539 km5.6 SALTA, ARGENTINAEMSC
4.8519 km29km SSE of General Enrique Mosconi, ArgentinaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
隆冬 / not felt
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 01 Nov 2014 02:06 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    544 km (338 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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