A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jzz. Unique identifier: us20008jzz. Exact location of event, depth 11.38 km, -69.5936° West, -33.2251° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:51:48 / 12:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 15:51:48 / February 15, 2017 @ 3:51 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.38 km (7 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Mendoza. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
How would you describe the shaking?
How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km WSW of Mendoza, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.