Large earthquake in Argentina – 6.2 magnitude

A 6.2 magnitude quake struck northern Argentina Thursday, centered some 139 kilometers (87 miles) from the city of Salta, US geologists said.

The quake, which had a depth of some 5.9 miles, struck at around 8:12 am (1112 GMT) according to the United States Geological Survey, which monitors seismic activity around the world.

Magnitude 6.2  Earthquake in Argentina 2011
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