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).
|Depth||588 km (365.4 miles)|
|Region||SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA|
|Distances||52 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 Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=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
Historic seismicity map
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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