Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 21 km E of Plaza Huincul, Argentina on November 19, 2015 17:44:52

Last Updated: 2016-02-18 04:48:43

On November 19, 2015 17:44:52 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale hit 21 km E of Plaza Huincul, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 14.63 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -68.959° and latitude -38.905°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on November 19, 2015 17:44:52 had a magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Plaza Huincul in Neuquén, Argentina, located 21 kilometers or 13 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Cutral-Có (Neuquén, Argentina) located 23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW and Departamento de Zapala (Neuquén, Argentina) located 76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 6 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Plaza Huincul Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Cutral-Có Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Departamento de Zapala Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Departamento de Añelo Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina
93 km (58 mi) ← W Mariano Moreno Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina
94 km (58 mi) ← W Zapala Neuquén 🇦🇷 Argentina

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.


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Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 21 km E of Plaza Huincul, Argentina on November 19, 2015 17:44:52
Date and Time
2015-11-19 17:44:52 (UTC)
4.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
14.63 km
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