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Significant Earthquake Strikes Argentina

Posted by feww on October 17, 2015

The earthquake parameters listed below are subject to change due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP.

M6.0 strikes near El Galpon, Argentina

Centered at 25.479°S, 64.436°W the quake occurred at a depth of 17.9 km (11.1 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt about 250km away, according to local reports.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 6.0Mw
Location: 25.479°S, 64.436°W
Depth: 17.9km
Time: 2015-10-17 11:33:09 (UTC)
Nearby Cities

  • 24km (15mi) ESE of El Galpon, Argentina
  • 42km (26mi) WSW of El Quebrachal
  • 50km (31mi) SSW of Joaquin V. Gonzalez
  • 124km (77mi) SE of Salta

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Image of the Day: Tartagal Landslide

Posted by feww on February 12, 2009

12 missing, 1,000 evacuated

Flooding caused by heavy rains triggered landslides in the town of Tartagal in the province of Salta, Argentina, submerging many homes in up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) of mud, February 10, 2009.

People walk on a bridge destroyed by a landslide in the northern Argentine city of Tartagal February 10, 2009. Hundreds were evacuated yesterday after rains flooded the main river through the city and a massive mudslide swept away a railroad bridge and homes. Government officials visiting the disaster area said that at least eight people are still missing. REUTERS/Ramon Taboada. Image may be subject to copyright.

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