A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from San Martin in Argentina on Wednesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:39:31 / 11:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5983 West, latitude -32.9673 South, depth = 32.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000708k. Id of event: us7000708k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.85 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 14:39:31 / January 15, 2020 @ 2:39 pm.
The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendoza, San Martín (min 5000 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km NW of San Martin, Argentina.
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