A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.6 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e3c. Unique identifier: us10004e3c. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 13:09:18 / January 13, 2016 @ 1:09 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:18 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7831° West, -32.8122° South, depth 56.6 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 10 km (6 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km NNE of Mendoza, Argentina.
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