Mag. 2.8 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 111 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Sunday, 22 January 2017 at 04:46 (GMT)

Mag. 2.8 earthquake  - Departamento de Las Heras, 111 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Sunday, 22 January 2017 at 04:46 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 131 km depth

22 Jan 07:00 UTC: First to report: GUG (U. Chile) after 2 hours and 13 minutes.
Date & time: 22 Jan 2017 04:46:39 UTC
Magnitude: 2.8
Depth: 131.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.593°S / 69.954°W (Departamento de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Los Andes (Valparaíso, Chile) (pop: 56,900) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ENE of San Felipe (Valparaíso, Chile) (pop: 59,300) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) WNW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) WNW of San Martin (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SW of Pocito (San Juan) (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) SW of Santa Lucia (San Juan) (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Chimbas (San Juan) (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
1095 km (680 mi) W of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires F.D.) (pop: 13,076,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GUG (U. Chile)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 2.8131 km66 km al E de Los Andes.GUG (U. Chile)

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Mag. 2.8 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 111 km west of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Sunday, 22 January 2017 at 04:46 (GMT)
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