Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 18 km NNW of Las Heras, Argentina on October 17, 2019 16:58:28

Last Updated: 2020-07-10 17:50:52

On October 17, 2019 16:58:28 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.9 on the richter scale hit 18 km NNW of Las Heras, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -69.070Β° and latitude -46.401Β°. According to documented reports 1 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 17, 2019 16:58:28 had a magnitude of 4.9 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 Sarmiento in Chubut, Argentina, located 90 kilometers or 56 miles β†– NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Departamento de Sarmiento (Chubut, Argentina) located 118 km (73 mi) ↑ N and RΓ­o Mayo (Chubut, Argentina) located 121 km (75 mi) ← W of the epicenter.

In total, we found 3 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
90 km (56 mi) β†– NW Sarmiento Chubut πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Departamento de Sarmiento Chubut πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Argentina
121 km (75 mi) ← W RΓ­o Mayo Chubut πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· 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.


Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 18 km NNW of Las Heras, Argentina on October 17, 2019 16:58:28
Date and Time
2019-10-17 16:58:28 (UTC)
4.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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