Mag. 2.9 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, 162 km west of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina, on Monday, 12 October 2015 at 21:28 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 110 km depth
12 Oct 21:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 14 minutes.
Depth: 110.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 31.84°S / 70.21°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (44 mi) E of Salamanca (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SW of Calingasta (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Illapel (Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) W of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) WSW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WSW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) NW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
1143 km (710 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 2.9||110 km||SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA||EMSC|
|M 2.9||110 km||36 km al E de Mina Los Pelambres||GUG (U. Chile)|
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