Deep 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Argentina

May 28, 2012ARGENTINAA magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centered 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.4. –Malaysian Star
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14 Responses to Deep 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Argentina

  1. ONTHEMARK55 says:

    This is getting ridiculous, is it my imagination or was a 6.0+ quake a rarity 20-30 years ago? Seems to be the “norm” now?

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    • Columbine says:

      Here’s a partial answer to your question:
      6.0-6.9
      1990 – 109
      1991 – 96
      1992 – 166
      1993 – 137
      1994 – 146
      1995 – 183
      1996 – 149
      1997 – 120
      1998 – 117
      1999 – 116
      So far this year (almost half over): 55
      There is also data on larger magnitude earthquakes available.
      So yes, there is may be a trend upward in the numbers, but compared to the past 20 years it seems to me we are about average right now. The info for 2000-2012 is located at :
      http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php and you can judge for yourself. Remember that we really do have better monitoring of what the earth is doing and earthquakes like this 6.7 today may not have been picked up in the past because it was so deep and in a not very populated area, as I understand it.

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  2. yamkin says:

    USGS have upgraded the quake to Magnitude 6.7 (subject to change)

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usb000a0z0.php

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  3. Jennie says:

    Every time a large number of creatures wash up dead, there has been an earthquake near by. Peru is just up the coast from argentina. Look at the bigger picture!!!

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    • iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist says:

      I was thinking the same thing! Is it possible that these quakes and the shifting crust is emitting sulpher, or other poisonous gasses? Also do you think the underwater volcano’s have any impact on this?

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  4. godsfingers says:

    Will wonders never cease? USGS actually upgraded a reported earthquake? That’s even more rare than the aforementioned 6.0 quakes….

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  5. sealed says:

    What, if anything significant, does deep earthquakes mean? Though I have tunnel vision on the subject, have there recently been an increase in earthquakes of greater depth?

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    • They reflect only a minute fraction of major quakes and most occur in the South Pacific though some occassionaly hit subduction regions like the west coast of South America. They’re called deep focus earthquakes and they generate tremendous amounts of thermal energy.

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