Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 96 km southwest of Mendoza, Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -3) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 96 km southwest of Mendoza, Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -3) Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 96 km southwest of Mendoza, Guaymallén, Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -3)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 140 km depth

18 Jun 18:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
18 Jun 18:30: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 163.0 to 133.0 km (from 101 to 83 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards ENE.
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21 Jun 17:54: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 138.4 to 140.2 km (from 86 to 87 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards WSW.
Update Sat, 18 Jun 2022, 18:36
Moderate yet deep earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 90 km southwest of Mendoza, Argentina
5.0 quake 18 Jun 3:24 pm (GMT -3)
5.0 quake 18 Jun 3:24 pm (GMT -3)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in Argentina near Mendoza, Guaymallén, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Saturday, June 18th, 2022, at 3:24 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 133 km. 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Mendoza (pop. 876,900) located 90 km from the epicenter, Puente Alto (pop. 510,400) 102 km away, San Martin (pop. 82,500) 105 km away, La Pintana (pop. 201,200) 107 km away, Santiago de Chile (pop. 4,837,300) 107 km away, San Bernardo (pop. 249,900) 113 km away, and Lo Prado (pop. 104,300) 115 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 18, 2022 18:24:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Jun 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm (GMT -3)
Depth140.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.5007°S / 69.5508°W (Departamento de Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina)
Antipode33.501°N / 110.449°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt12 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTupungatito (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities96 km (59 mi) SW of Mendoza (pop: 876,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) E of Puente Alto (Metropolitana, Chile) (pop: 510,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) E of La Pintana (Metropolitana, Chile) (pop: 201,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
102 km (63 mi) E of Santiago de Chile (Metropolitana, Chile) (pop: 4,837,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) E of San Bernardo (Metropolitana, Chile) (pop: 249,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) WSW of San Martin (pop: 82,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
168 km (104 mi) NW of San Rafael (pop: 109,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) SSW of Ciudad de San Juan (pop: 447,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky -0.3°C (31 F), humidity: 19%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.1140 km95 Km SW of Mendoza, ArgentinaUSGS
5.1143 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionRaspberryShake
5.0133 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGFZ
5.2129 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionGeoAu
5.1141 kmChile-Argentina Border RegionUSP

User reports for this quake (14)

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Conchalí chile (105.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : En mi casa, acostada | 8 users found this interesting.  
near Lo Prado, Provincia de Santiago, Metropolitana (112.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s : Acostada en mi cama en un segundo piso | 8 users found this interesting.  
Los Arboles, Departamento de Tunuyan, Mendoza (12.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / 30-60 s : Tiemblaba todo  
Tunuyan (52.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Paja brava (1023.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : A chupar la poronga negros masca nalgas  
Tupungato (38.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Santiago de chile (95.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Curicó, edificio piso 7 (226.4 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Las Condes, Santiago (96.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 1-2 s
Santiago de chile (95.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santiago / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Santiago Chile providencia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Santiago, Chile / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Providencia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
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Date and timeMag
Jul 19, 2022 18:15
3 weeks ago

10 km
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