Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Salta Province, Argentina, on Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 18:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Salta Province, Argentina, on Saturday, 17 January 2015 at 18:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 552 km depth

17 Jan 18:48 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 553.0 to 552.0 km.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2015 18:41:42 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 552.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.28°S / 63.14°W (Argentina)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (45 mi) ENE of Tartagal (pop: 60,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) ENE of General Enrique Mosconi (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) ENE of Bermejo (Aniceto Arce, Bolivia) (pop: 35,400) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) NE of Embarcacion (General Jose de San Martín) (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) NE of Oran (pop: 74,100) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) NE of Libertador General San Martin (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) NE of San Pedro de Jujuy (pop: 58,400) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (190 mi) NE of San Salvador de Jujuy (pop: 305,900) --> See nearby quakes!
362 km (225 mi) NE of Salta (pop: 512,700) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) SSE of Sucre (Bolivia) (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.4552 kmSalta Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.3550 km66km ESE of Yacuiba, BoliviaUSGS
5.6633 kmSALTA (Argentina)INPRES

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Arica (Chile, 857 km NW of epicenter) : Allo stesso piano ho sentito le scosse del 1 e due aprile 2014. Questa era molto più debole però chiara…dal 16 marzo al 1 di aprile 2014 ho sentito 500 repliche…strano che la sismologia del Chile non dica niente di questa scossa... (reported through EMSC)  
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