Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 69 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina late at night
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 02:0802:08 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 12 minutes ago 69 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina, INPRES reported.
4.4 quake 17 Jan 10:48 pm (GMT -3)
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 130 km beneath the epicenter near Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Argentina, late at night on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 10:48 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mendoza (pop. 876,900) located 69 km from the epicenter, and San Martin (pop. 82,500) 109 km away.
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Date & time: 17 Jan 2021 10:48 pm (GMT -3) local time (18 Jan 2021 01:48 GMT)
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.52°S / 69.42°W (Departamento de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina)
Primary data source: INPRES
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