A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Villa Cura Brochero in Argentina. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:36:45 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:36:45 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:36 am. Id of earthquake: us10003p12. Event ids that are associated: us10003p12. Exact location of event, depth 10.2 km, -65.114° West, -31.569° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.2 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Carlos Paz (c. 69 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alta Gracia (c. 40 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Villa Dolores (c. 28 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from La Calera (c. 24 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cosquín (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa de Soto, La Falda, Valle Hermoso.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km NNW of Villa Cura Brochero, Argentina.
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