Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 131 km northwest of San Luis, Juan Martin de Pueyrredon, San Luis, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 131 km northwest of San Luis, Juan Martin de Pueyrredon, San Luis, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 131 km northwest of San Luis, Juan Martin de Pueyrredon, San Luis, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 28 km depth

11 Jun 13:43 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
11 Jun 13:44: Now using data updates from GFZ
11 Jun 13:48: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9. Epicenter location corrected by 2.8 km (1.7 mi) towards W.
11 Jun 14:09: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 11 Jun 2022, 13:48
Significant magnitude 5.0 quake hits 79 km west of Villa General Roca, Argentina in the morning
5.0 quake 11 Jun 10:40 am (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 11 Jun 10:40 am (GMT -3)
Argentina was shaken near Villa General Roca, Departamento de Belgrano, San Luis, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 only 8 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Villa General Roca, Departamento de Belgrano, San Luis, Argentina, in the morning on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, at 10:40 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 5.0 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Villa General Roca (pop. 200) located 79 km from the epicenter, and San Luis (pop. 184,000) 121 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 11, 2022 13:40:10 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jun 11, 2022 at 10:40 am (GMT -3)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth27.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude32.3323°S / 67.1501°W (Ayacucho, San Luis, Argentina)
Antipode32.332°N / 112.85°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt11 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities75 km (47 mi) WNW of Villa General Roca (pop: 196) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (82 mi) NW of San Luis (pop: 184,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
149 km (92 mi) NE of San Martin (Mendoza) (pop: 82,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) SE of Ciudad de San Juan (pop: 447,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
217 km (135 mi) NW of Villa Mercedes (pop: 96,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Cordoba (pop: 1,428,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
852 km (530 mi) WNW of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires C.F.) (pop: 13,076,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 10.9°C (52 F), humidity: 36%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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
4.628 kmSan Juan-Mendoza-San Luis Border Region, ArgentinaUSGS
4.660 kmSAN LUIS, ARGENTINAEMSC
4.628 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaRaspberryShake
4.810 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGFZ
5.010 kmMendoza Province, ArgentinaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (11)

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Argentina Mendoza (163.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : Se me movio la cama muy fuerte y la luz tambien , unas cadenitas que estan conectadas a la lampara de noche tambien se movieron  
Argentina Mendoza (163.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se me movio la cama muy fuerte y la luz tambien , unas cadenitas que estan conectadas a la lampara de noche tambien se movieron  
MENDOZA (169.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Martín Mendoza (167.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Estaba desayunando sentada en una silla..  
La Dormida, Departamento de Santa Rosa, Mendoza (134 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Cuando estaba acostado.  
36 km of San Martin, Departamento de San Martín, Mendoza (126.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : LOcal de bazar  
San Martin, Departamento de San Martín, Mendoza (148.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : Estaba sentada desayunando y sentí un sacudon  
La Toma, San Luis / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Rivadavia, Mendoza / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Mendoza (162.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tunuyan, mendoza (222 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
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