Earthquakes in Argentina
In Argentina there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
80 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.
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Earthquakes in Argentina since 1950The strongest earthquake in Argentina happened on 11/23/1977 in the region San Juan Province (Mendoza) with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 24 km resulted in 70 deaths.
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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