M6.1 earthquake hit Santiago del Estero, Argentina

M6.1 earthquake hit Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Strong and deep earthquake registered as M6.1 (USGS/EMSC) hit Santiago del Estero region in Argentina on February 22, 2013 at 12:02 UTC.

The epicenter was located 28 km (17 miles) E of Suncho Corral, Argentina at coordinates 27.993°S, 63.195°W. Measured depth was 585.8 km (364.0 miles).

Considering the depth, this quake was not so dangerous. There were no reports of major damage or casualties.

Magnitude 6.1
  • Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:01:59 UTC
  • Friday, February 22, 2013 at 09:01:59 AM at epicenter
Location 27.993°S, 63.195°W
Depth 585.8 km (364.0 miles)
Distances 28 km (17 miles) E of Suncho Corral, Argentina
66 km (41 miles) NNW of Anatuya, Argentina
78 km (48 miles) WSW of Quimili, Argentina
111 km (68 miles) E of Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.9 km (8.0 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=585, Nph=700, Dmin=610 km, Rmss=0.89 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=8
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000fbl2

Shake intensity map (Credit: USGS) 

Map of earthquakes in region on February 22, 2013 (Credit: EMSC)

Featured image: USGS Shake Map

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