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1863 Jujuy earthquake

The 1863 Jujuy earthquake was a seismic movement that took place in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, on 14 January 1863, at about 11 AM (UTC-3). It recorded magnitude 6.4 in the Richter scale. Its epicenter was at , at a depth of 30 km.

This earthquake was felt with grade VIII in the Mercalli intensity scale. Its magnitude and duration made it exceptionally destructive, causing damage to the cathedral, the cabildo (colonial government house) and precarious homes in San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital.


Instituto Nacional de Prevencion Sismica. Listado de Terremotos Historicos.

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