An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred only 19 minutes ago 91 km northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 176 km beneath the epicenter near San Antonio de los Cobres, Departamento de Los Andes, Salta, Argentina, in the evening on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, at 8:06 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) which listed the quake at magnitude 6.6. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 6.7, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 6.4, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 6.6.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In San Antonio de los Cobres (pop. 4,000) located 91 km from the epicenter, Abra Pampa (pop. 9,400) 157 km away, and Humahuaca (pop. 11,400) 164 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.