Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Salta, Argentina on June 2, 2012 according to USGS. Epicenter was 8 km (4 miles) SE of Yacuiba, Bolivia and 54 km (33 miles) NNE of Tartagal, Salta, Argentina (22.109°S, 63.625°W). Recorded depth was 519.6 km (322.9 miles). Earthquake was too deep to produce any damage. This is second earthquake to hit this region in 2012 but historical map since 1900 shows active region.
|Depth||519.6 km (322.9 miles)|
|Distances||8 km (4 miles) SE of Yacuiba, Bolivia
54 km (33 miles) NNE of Tartagal, Salta, Argentina
131 km (81 miles) ESE of Tarija, Bolivia
1469 km (912 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 13.7 km (8.5 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=592, Nph=683, Dmin=618.9 km, Rmss=0.82 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
Historical seismicity since 1900
Just 20 minutes prior to 6.0 earthquake a 4.4 magnitude earthuake struck the same region. Recorded depth of this one was 513.9 km (319.3 miles).
|Depth||513.9 km (319.3 miles)|
|Distances||13 km (8 miles) SSE of Yacuiba, Bolivia
47 km (29 miles) NNE of Tartagal, Salta, Argentina
132 km (82 miles) ESE of Tarija, Bolivia
1464 km (909 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 16.1 km (10.0 miles); depth +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=301, Nph=312, Dmin=616.7 km, Rmss=0.99 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
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