ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near San Juan):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-09 22:28
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 109.0 km
Maximum intensity: 2.2 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
San José de Jáchal AR 2.1 21000 21.1 barely felt
Rodeo AR 2.0 no data available 38.2 barely felt
Albardón AR 1.7 20000 116.2 not felt
Villa del Salvador AR 1.7 no data available 120.2 not felt
San Martín AR 1.7 10000 116.0 not felt
Chimbas AR 1.7 74000 121.0 not felt
San Juan AR 1.6 447000 126.8 not felt
Villa Basilio Nievas AR 1.6 4000 125.6 not felt
Villa Paula de Sarmiento AR 1.6 19000 122.0 not felt
Villa Krause AR 1.6 no data available 130.0 not felt

Current earthquake activity near San Juan:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


No statistics available due to limited number of past earthquakes.

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (San Juan and nearby)

No data available
*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks and glass can harm you. After the shaking stopped: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before professional savety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbours if necessary.
If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care for eldery people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbours, friends and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.