I Felt This One: 6.3 near San Luis, Argentina

6.3 Earthquake near San Luis, Argentina, February 2015
On the other side of the Andes, but still perceptible.

This quake felt like someone had given the bed a hard shove, followed by the mild swaying of the apartment building for a minute or two. My wife, who was in the kitchen making a pot of tea, did not feel it.

From what I can gather, the Chileans would call this sort of thing a “seismic event”, rather than an earthquake (or, in Spanish, terremoto, which sounds cool and Japanese-y), as minor bumps like this would hardly be worthy of acknowledgement.

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