Latest earthquakes near Salta today

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List of latest earthquakes near Salta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Jun 18, 2024 03:28
(Argentina)
M 3.2 193 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 18, 2024 03:03
(Argentina)
M 2.9 209 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 21:21
(Argentina)
M 3.4 266 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 19:38
(Argentina)
M 3.3 231 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 17:52
(Argentina)
M 2.7 251 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 10:09
(Argentina)
M 3.3 250 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 06:41
(Argentina)
M 3.3 236 km NW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 05:36
(Argentina)
M 4.2 176 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 17, 2024 02:34
(Argentina)
M 3.1 213 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 16, 2024 19:26
(Argentina)
M 2.6 242 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 16, 2024 11:42
(Argentina)
M 2.9 255 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 16, 2024 11:13
(Argentina)
M 2.9 248 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 16, 2024 03:17
(Argentina)
M 4.2 229 km NNW
from Salta
Jun 15, 2024 22:54
(Argentina)
M 3.9 243 km NNW
from Salta
Jun 15, 2024 19:25
(Argentina)
M 3.5 220 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 15, 2024 08:50
(Argentina)
M 4.5 191 km NW
from Salta
Jun 14, 2024 22:12
(Argentina)
M 3.5 182 km NW
from Salta
Jun 14, 2024 04:15
(Argentina)
M 3.6 165 km NW
from Salta
Jun 13, 2024 23:59
(Argentina)
M 3.4 245 km NNW
from Salta
Jun 13, 2024 20:15
(Argentina)
M 3.1 203 km NW
from Salta
Jun 13, 2024 06:15
(Argentina)
M 3.4 122 km NNE
from Salta
Jun 12, 2024 21:48
(Argentina)
M 3.5 228 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 12, 2024 10:22
(Argentina)
M 3.6 238 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 12, 2024 01:39
(Argentina)
M 3.0 211 km WNW
from Salta
Jun 11, 2024 23:17
(Argentina)
M 3.3 186 km NW
from Salta

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Salta Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
197 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.2
Jun 18, 2024 03:28

Average

A total of 1972 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Salta in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 197 earthquakes per year, or 16 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Salta roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Salta in 2021. A total of 218 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Salta that year. The strongest had a 6.2 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Salta with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Salta in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Salta during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Salta (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1901 96.4%
Mag. 5 59 2.99%
Mag. 6 12 0.61%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Salta

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.8
On May 10, 2022 20:06.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Dec 9, 1950 18:38.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Salta occurred on May 10, 2022 20:06 local time (America/Argentina/Salta timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.8 and struck 191 kilometers (119 mi) north-west of Salta, at a depth of 220 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Salta in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-8.2 earthquake struck on Dec 9, 1950 18:38, 269 kilometers (167 mi) north-west of Salta. It is the strongest earthquake near Salta in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Salta in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Salta.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Salta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
May 10, 2022 20:06
(Argentina)
M 6.8 191 km NW
from Salta
Feb 11, 2015 15:57
(Argentina)
M 6.7 227 km NW
from Salta
Feb 18, 2017 09:10
(Argentina)
M 6.4 163 km NW
from Salta
Mar 22, 2023 13:00
(Argentina)
M 6.4 187 km NW
from Salta
Apr 15, 2017 05:19
(Argentina)
M 6.3 289 km NW
from Salta
Nov 30, 2020 19:55
(Argentina)
M 6.3 169 km WNW
from Salta
Aug 4, 2016 11:15
(Argentina)
M 6.2 279 km NNW
from Salta
Sep 24, 2014 08:16
(Argentina)
M 6.2 165 km NW
from Salta
Sep 13, 2021 02:18
(Argentina)
M 6.2 198 km NW
from Salta
Jan 10, 2021 00:54
(Argentina)
M 6.1 144 km NW
from Salta

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Nearest earthquakes from Salta

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Salta. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Salta.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 29, 2024 23:09
(Argentina)
M 4.5 27 km SSW
from Salta
Mar 20, 2021 04:22
(Argentina)
M 4.3 38 km NNE
from Salta
Jun 26, 2015 03:05
(Argentina)
M 4.0 57 km ESE
from Salta
Oct 17, 2020 21:16
(Argentina)
M 4.2 61 km SE
from Salta
Apr 25, 2021 17:42
(Argentina)
M 4.3 63 km NE
from Salta
Mar 17, 2018 15:18
(Argentina)
M 4.5 69 km NNE
from Salta
Nov 11, 2017 01:20
(Argentina)
M 4.7 79 km SE
from Salta
May 16, 2016 20:28
(Argentina)
M 4.3 80 km NNE
from Salta
Jun 3, 2021 23:11
(Argentina)
M 4.6 80 km E
from Salta
Jul 16, 2014 10:29
(Argentina)
M 4.0 82 km NE
from Salta

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Salta

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Salta.

When was the last earthquake in Salta?

A 3.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Salta on the night of June 18, 2024 at 03:28 local time (America/Argentina/Salta). The center of this earthquake was located 193km west-northwest of Salta at a depth of 219km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Salta in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Salta?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Salta on the evening of December 9, 1950 at 18:38 local time (America/Argentina/Salta). The center of this earthquake was located 269km west-northwest of Salta at a depth of 114km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Salta since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Salta?

In the past 10 years, 1972 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Salta. This averages to 197 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.