Important historic earthquakes in Argentina

Last update: April 29, 2014 at 11:07 pm by By

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 27 16:11 4.0 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 27 16:11 4.0 201 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Abra Pampa, Argentina Mar 27 15:04 4.3 254 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Mar 27 15:04 4.3 254 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 27 12:35 3.3 240 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Mar 26 22:20 3.9 239 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Londres, Argentina Mar 26 18:42 4.6 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Catamarca, Argentina Mar 26 18:42 4.6 130 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-argentina Border Region Mar 26 18:42 4.3 199 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 26 15:03 3.4 240 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 25 14:15 3.7 215 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Mar 24 21:50 3.8 257 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 24 17:53 4.2 173 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 24 01:28 3.4 193 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 23 04:56 4.3 208 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 21 21:31 3.8 231 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina Mar 21 11:56 3.6 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina Mar 21 03:05 3.9 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 20 10:04 4.1 225 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hualfin, Argentina Mar 20 08:17 4.6 168 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Catamarca, Argentina Mar 20 08:17 4.7 165 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Catamarca Province, Argentina Mar 20 08:17 5.2 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 20 03:01 4.3 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 20 03:01 4.0 241 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 18 01:14 3.5 214 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 17 17:20 3.5 203 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 16 14:07 4.2 242 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Mar 16 14:07 4.2 234 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 16 08:08 5.2 190 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 16 08:08 5.1 174 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Salta Province, Argentina Mar 16 08:08 5.1 177 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina Mar 16 04:11 3.0 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 16 03:47 4.4 245 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 14 20:03 4.5 201 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Chile-argentina Border Region Mar 14 20:03 4.5 209 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 14 20:03 4.5 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 12 14:32 4.4 180 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina Mar 12 14:32 4.2 180 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina Mar 11 07:00 4.7 108 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Chile-argentina Border Region Mar 11 07:00 4.6 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vinchina, Argentina Mar 11 07:00 5.2 91 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 10 21:07 3.7 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 10 16:35 3.9 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina Mar 10 12:44 3.0 163 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC La Rioja, Argentina Mar 10 03:48 4.1 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chilecito, Argentina Mar 10 03:48 4.1 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 09 23:21 3.8 240 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 09 18:47 3.4 232 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 09 17:01 3.9 198 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina Mar 09 06:03 3.7 208 MAP I Felt It INFO

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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