Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 71 km northwest of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 10:48 pm (GMT -3) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Departamento de Las Heras, 71 km northwest of Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 10:48 pm (GMT -3)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 130 km depth

18 Jan 01:54 UTC: First to report: INPRES after 6 minutes.
18 Jan 02:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.2. Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards NNW.
Update Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 02:00
Light magnitude 4.4 quake hits 69 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina late at night
4.4 quake 17 Jan 10:48 pm (GMT -3)
4.4 quake 17 Jan 10:48 pm (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 12 minutes ago 69 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina, INPRES reported.
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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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 18 Jan 2021 01:48:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 17 Jan 2021 10:48 pm (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 130.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.504°S / 69.424°W (Departamento de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) NW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) NW of San Martin (pop: 82,500) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SW of Pocito (San Juan) (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SW of Santa Lucia (San Juan) (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (San Juan) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SW of Chimbas (San Juan) (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of Caucete (San Juan) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) NE of Santiago de Chile (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NNW of San Rafael (pop: 109,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 25°C (77 F), humidity: 23%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NE
Primary data source: INPRES
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.2130 kmMENDOZA (Argentina)INPRES
M 4.5123 km80 Km WNW of Mendoza, ArgentinaUSGS
M 4.3118 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGFZ
M 4.1176 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaUSP

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
423 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Santiago / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
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