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1894 San Juan earthquake

Topics: Earthquakes in Argentina San Juan Province (Argentina)


The 1894 San Juan earthquake was a major seismic movement that took place in the province of San Juan, Argentina, on 27 October 1894, at about 07:30 PM. It was the most powerful earthquake recorded in Argentina, with magnitude 8.0 in the Richter scale. Its epicenter was located on the northwest of San Juan, approximately at , and at a depth of 30 km.

The earthquake was felt with grade IX in the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused grave damages and some victims in San Juan and the province of La Rioja, and also minor damages in Catamarca, Cordoba, San Luis and Mendoza, up to 500 km away from the epicenter.

References

Instituto Nacional de Prevencion Sismica. Listado de Terremotos Historicos.

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