Two deep earthquakes struck Salta, Argentina

Two deep earthquakes struck Salta, Argentina

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.

Magnitude6.0
Date-Time
  • Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 07:52:53 UTC
  • Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 04:52:53 AM at epicenter
Location22.109°S, 63.625°W
Depth519.6 km (322.9 miles)
RegionSALTA, ARGENTINA
Distances8 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.7 km (8.5 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)
ParametersNST=592, Nph=683, Dmin=618.9 km, Rmss=0.82 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a5a0





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).
Magnitude4.4
Date-Time
  • Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 07:31:08 UTC
  • Saturday, June 02, 2012 at 04:31:08 AM at epicenter
Location22.133°S, 63.654°W
Depth513.9 km (319.3 miles)
RegionSALTA, ARGENTINA
Distances13 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 16.1 km (10.0 miles); depth +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)
ParametersNST=301, Nph=312, Dmin=616.7 km, Rmss=0.99 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000a59n
 


Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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