6.2 Earthquake Hits Argentina – Nearest big city is San Salvador de Jujuy – Oct 6, 2011

At 08:12 AM local time, a very strong shallow earthquake has occurred in Argentina.

It was the strongest Earthquake in years, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury.

The closest villages were San Rafael and La Ronda. The nearest big city is San Salvador de Jujuy. earthquake-report

6+ Quakes September to present date:

6.2 Alaska on  Sept. 14 / 6.0 Cuba , 6.1 Nw. Zealand , 6.2 Japan , 7.3 Fiji all on Sept. 15 / 6.6 Japan , 6.0 Japan on Sept.16 / 6.9 India on Sept. 18 / 6.4 Tonga on Sept. 22 / 6.2 Argentina on October 6

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time
Location 24.181°S, 64.250°W
Depth 9.5 km (5.9 miles)
Region JUJUY, ARGENTINA
Distances 106 km (65 miles) E of San Salvador de Jujuy, Jujuy, Argentina
129 km (80 miles) N of El Quebrachal, Salta, Argentina
135 km (83 miles) ENE of Salta, Salta, Argentina
1274 km (791 miles) NNW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.5 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 4 km (2.5 miles)
Parameters NST=355, Nph=355, Dmin=507.6 km, Rmss=0.9 sec, Gp= 32°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00065dr

One response to “6.2 Earthquake Hits Argentina – Nearest big city is San Salvador de Jujuy – Oct 6, 2011

  1. Indeed, the last 6.0 mag plus was in Sept 22, 2011 giving earth a short break of 14 days, before today.
    …reasons? for rebound is near vital.

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