Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 87 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 18:23 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 87 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 18:23 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 112 km depth

20 Feb 18:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Feb 20 18:37: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 112.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Feb 2016 18:23:01 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 112.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.61°S / 69.7°W (Departamento de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (88 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) WNW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) ENE of Los Andes (Valparaíso, Chile) (pop: 56,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) E of San Felipe (Valparaíso, Chile) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (79 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NNW of San Rafael (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) NNW of San Rafael (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
1072 km (666 mi) W of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6112 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.5113 km MENDOZA, ARGENTINAEMSC
M 4.9129 km66 km al NE de Los Andes.GUG (U. Chile)
M 4.5116 km- 79km ENE of Los Andes, ChileUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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San Martín Mendoza (86.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Santiago Chile, airport hotel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was sleeping in Holiday Inn hotel at Santiago airport and felt the bed slightly shaking side to side
Мендоса / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ñuñoa (Chile, 133 km SW of epicenter) : Comenzó muy leve apenas perceptible, con movimiento tipo vibratorio rápido constante, el cual comenzó a aumentar en perceción. Se prolongó por alrededor de un minuto a un minuto y medio. Lo sentí como de 3.5 Mercalli. (reported through EMSC)
Las Condes (Chile, 129 km SW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Las Condes. (reported through EMSC)
Santiago (Chile, 146 km SW of epicenter) : Piso 13, estación central, se sintió leve movimiento, las lámparas colgantes se movieron (reported through EMSC)
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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 87 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, 20 February 2016 at 18:23 (GMT)
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