6.7 magnitude deep earthquake struck Santiago del Estero, Argentina

6.7 magnitude deep earthquake struck Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Strong and deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.7 struck Argentina on May 28, 2012 at 05:07 UTC according to USGS. The epicenter was located 52 km (32 miles) NNW of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina (28.061°S, 63.077°W). Recorded depth was 588 km (365.4 miles).

Preliminary reports showed 6.4 magnitude, later upgraded to 6.7.

At 11:50 UTC a 5.1 magnitude aftershock struck the same region. Recorded depth was 592 km (367.9 miles).

Magnitude6.7
Date-Time
  • Monday, May 28, 2012 at 05:07:23 UTC
  • Monday, May 28, 2012 at 02:07:23 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location28.061°S, 63.077°W
Depth588 km (365.4 miles)
RegionSANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA
Distances52 km (32 miles) NNW of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina
117 km (72 miles) ESE of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
249 km (154 miles) SE of San Miguel de Tucuman, Tuc., Argentina
838 km (520 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles)
ParametersNST=571, Nph=640, Dmin=601.1 km, Rmss=0.76 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=D
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a0z0




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Tags: argentina

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