A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bfa. Unique identifier: us10004bfa. The temblor was detected at 08:04:36 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.2292 West, latitude -32.9569 South, depth = 38.73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 11:04:36 / January 3, 2016 @ 11:04 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.73 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín, Mendoza. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km W of Mendoza, Argentina.
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