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.

81 people died since 1950 by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Earthquakes in Argentina since 1950

The 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.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
10/17/2015Galpon 5.82
02/27/2010Salta37 km6.32
12/10/2008Potrerillos50 km4.10
08/05/2006Mendoza43 km5.60
09/07/2004Catamarca6 km6.11
05/28/2002Aminga, Anillaco, Agua Blanca, Chuquis22 km6.00
01/26/1985West Central, Mendoza, La Ligua57 km6.96
11/23/1977San Juan Province (Mendoza)24 km7.470
07/01/1974Los Toldos54 km5.90

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.