Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, 143 km southwest of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina, on Monday, 8 Mar 2021 9:48 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Departamento de Calingasta, 143 km southwest of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina, on Monday, 8 Mar 2021 9:48 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 98 km depth

8 Mar 12:52 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
8 Mar 12:54: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 114.0 to 98.0 km (from 71 to 61 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 17 km (10.5 mi) towards E.
8 Mar 19:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Update Mon, 8 Mar 2021, 12:57
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 116 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina in the morning
5.0 quake 8 Mar 9:48 am (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 8 Mar 9:48 am (GMT -3)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred only 9 minutes ago 116 km northwest of Mendoza, Argentina, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 98 km beneath the epicenter near Mendoza, Departamento de Guaymallén, Argentina, in the morning on Monday 8 March 2021 at 9:48 am 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Los Andes (pop. 56,900) located 100 km from the epicenter, Calingasta (pop. 8,200) 107 km away, and Mendoza (pop. 876,900) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 8 Mar 2021 12:48:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 8 Mar 2021 9:48 am (GMT -3)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 98.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.24°S / 69.8°W (Departamento de Calingasta, San Juan, Argentina)
Nearest volcano: Tupungatito (129 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) NE of Andes (Valparaíso, Chile) (pop: 56,900) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SSW of Calingasta (pop: 8,180) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Pocito (pop: 41,000) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of San Juan (pop: 447,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) WSW of Santa Lucia (pop: 43,600) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SW of Chimbas (pop: 73,800) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SW of Albardon (pop: 20,400) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) NNE of Santiago (Santiago Metropolitan, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 2.6°C (37 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.298 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.2125 kmSAN JUAN (Argentina)INPRES
5.21 kmMENDOZA, ARGENTINAEMSC
5.1128 km64 Km Al SE De Mina Los Pelambres, ArgentinaGUG (U. Chile)
5.2103 km95 Km NE of Los Andes, Chile, ArgentinaUSGS
5.21 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGeoAu
5.1102 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaUSP
5.283 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionBMKG

User reports for this quake (18)

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Los Penitentes / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estamos en alta montaña muy cerca del epicentro. Desde anoche se sentia un ruido extraño que no podiamos identificar | 13 users found this interesting.  
  • Los ruidos provenian del cielo y de la tierra como un zumbido desde aproximadamente 9 hs antes. Estaba a 57 km en línea recta del epicentro.
  • Tal vez como algo rompiéndose o como un tren por debajo? Si era ruido como de ruptura puede estar asociado a cambios bruscos de temperatura o a quiebres de roca producidos en el interior de Montes o montañas, lo que se denomina el parto de los montes un fenómeno muy aparatoso con mucho ruido asociado a fenomenos findelmundologicos que suele provocar hundimientos, por el contrario si fue ruido como de tren o algo pesado pasando en dirección a alguna parte se podría tratar de un sismo de cono, se produce en casos de ruptura de sellos el transvasije de agua, rocas y lodo entre dos secciones del cono con el consiguiente arrastre de material rocoso lo que produce un ruido característico
  • ¿Fue un ruido extraño en la tierra o en el cielo o? ¿Un estruendo, como un tren o un musical? Thank you
Viña del Mar / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : My partner and I were working in bed and we could feel the earthquake distinctively. It lasted about 10 second with a little pause in the middle. The bed was vibrating but no objects fell around us. | 5 users found this interesting.  
163 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Duró entre 15 y 20 segundos Y mas q sentirlo lo oí. Se movió un mueble y me aviso. | 4 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
112.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : Como el oleaje, arriba y abajo, como si se desplazara el agua en el mar en una ola. Tardó 2 o 3 segundos | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
200.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
558.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
200.3 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
144.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
150.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling (reported through our app)
468 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
108.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Godoy Cruz (119.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
213.1 km SW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
68.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
116.2 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
165.1 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
87.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Viña Del Mar / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 24 Apr 2021 13:08 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 23 Apr 2021 19:38 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    136 km (84.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Apr 2021 14:22 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 12 Apr 2021 01:51 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 06 Apr 2021 20:16 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    113 km (70.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 06 Apr 2021 03:38 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 03 Apr 2021 21:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    118 km (73.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 20 Mar 2021 08:47 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 15 Mar 2021 15:16 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    112 km (69.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 08 Mar 2021 19:49 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details

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