Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012

Strong deep earthquake in Santiago del Estero, Argentina


Disaster Report: M 6.4 strong earthquake shakes Santiago del Estero, Argentina at 02:07 local time. The quake's epicenter was located 52 km (32 miles) NNW of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

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M 5.1 moderate deep aftershocks after 7 hours with epicenter located 51 km NW of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina.

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Places within 100 km radius from the epicenter are Suncho Corral, Anatuya and Quimili. The earthquake is very deep. In this case, the tremor may be experienced in vast area but any major damage is rare.

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Since 1900, numerous magnitude 8 or greater earthquakes have occurred on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates, including the 1960 M 9.5 earthquake in southern Chile, the largest instrumentally recorded earthquake in the world and the 2010 M 8.8 earthquake north of the 1960 quake.

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The earthquake happened in Argentina, Province of Santiago del Estero (population 696,328) . The nearest places are and Matará. The maximum altitude nearby is 175m.
M 6.4 strong earthquake shakes Santiago del Estero, Argentina today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located The quake's epicenter was located 52 km (32 miles) NNW of Anatuya, Santiago del Estero, Argentina (Northern Argentina). It was 366 miles deep.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
05:07 UTC (local time Monday, May 28, 2012 at 02:07 AM @ epicenter )

Epicenter location

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


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