A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us1000727m. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000727m. The temblor was picked up at 20:43:05 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.5856° West, -32.7378° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 23:43:05 / October 26, 2016 @ 11:43 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NE of Mendoza, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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