The official data of the tremor that was felt in Mendoza

A shaking strong and short felt in Mendoza at 9:33 p.m. this Sunday, May 12. The magnitude of earthquake was 4.8 degrees on the Richter scale, as specified by the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (Inpres). In the first instance, Inpres had indicated that the epicenter had been located in San Juan, but it was another earthquake in the neighboring province, measuring 4.5 and at 9:32 p.m., that is, one minute earlier.

With just one minute of difference, it shook strongly in San Juan and then in Mendoza. And minutes later our province moved again, but milder. Source: Inpres.

Inpres specified that the earthquake recorded in Mendoza occurred at exactly 9:33 p.m. and the epicenter was in the Uco Valley. The magnitude was 4.8 degrees. The movement was generated at a very shallow depth, just 10 kilometers from the surface. It occurred 64 kilometers southeast of the City of Mendoza and 35 kilometers south of San Martín. After this episode, at 9:46 p.m. it shook again in Mendoza, again in the Uco Valley, but with a magnitude of just 3 degrees.

Preliminary data of the earthquake in Mendoza, recorded at 9:33 p.m.

One minute before the earthquake that was felt in Mendoza There was also a movement of moderate intensity in San Juan. It was at 9:32 p.m., a few kilometers from the border between the neighboring province and Mendoza. It was 4.5 degrees on the Richter scale, but with a much greater depth, 117 kilometers. For a few minutes, it was believed that this had been the movement felt in Mendozauntil the Inpres announced that there was an earthquake in the Uco Valley, which the people of Mendoza really perceived.

The earthquake in San Juan, deeper and a minute earlier.


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