Earthquakes in ArgentinaIn 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.
81 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.
|05/28/2002||Aminga, Anillaco, Agua Blanca, Chuquis||22 km||6.0||0|
|01/26/1985||West Central, Mendoza, La Ligua||57 km||6.9||6|
|11/23/1977||San Juan Province (Mendoza)||24 km||7.4||70|
|07/01/1974||Los Toldos||54 km||5.9||0|
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.