TCN:Argentina:Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Santiago Del Estero..


A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck Santiago del Estero, Argentina at a depth of 550 km (341.8 miles), the quake hit at 07:46:09 UTC Monday 5th March 2012
The epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) ESE from Santiago del Estero, Argentina
No Reports of Damage or Injuries at this time but

A quake of that magnitude nearer the earth's surface could cause severe damage in a densely populated area.Santiago del Estero is in north central Argentina and has a population of about 245,000.




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  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude6.1
Date-Time
  • Monday, March 05, 2012 at 07:46:09 UTC
  • Monday, March 05, 2012 at 04:46:09 AM at epicenter
Location28.227°S, 63.242°W
Depth550 km (341.8 miles)
RegionSANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA
Distances
  • 111 km (69 miles) ESE (117°) from Santiago del Estero, Argentina
  • 250 km (155 miles) E (84°) from Catamarca, Argentina
  • 255 km (158 miles) SE (130°) from San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
  • 645 km (401 miles) WSW (238°) from ASUNCION, Paraguay
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 15.1 km (9.4 miles); depth +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)

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