A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 21:24:04 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0014d0j. Id of event: usa0014d0j. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 00:24:04 / November 17, 2016 @ 12:24 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -69.1569° West, latitude -32.8696° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop).
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 30 km W of Mendoza, Argentina.
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