A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bm7f. Id of event: us2000bm7f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 01:31:31 / November 12, 2017 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.6115° West, latitude -33.1641° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:31:31 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicureo Abajo, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chicureo Abajo (c. 18 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (c. 15 000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 79 km WSW of Mendoza, Argentina.
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