Important historic earthquakes in Argentina

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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 21 15:23 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 21 10:20 3.6 305 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina May 21 04:54 4.5 221 MAP
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 21 04:54 4.5 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Salta Province, Argentina May 21 04:54 4.5 233 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Jose De Jachal, Argentina May 21 01:04 4.4 102 MAP
GEOFON San Juan Province, Argentina May 21 01:03 4.5 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 21 01:03 4.5 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 20 19:39 4.1 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina May 20 07:13 4.5 202 MAP
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 20 07:13 4.5 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 18 03:12 3.6 223 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 17 14:17 3.9 96 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 17 10:56 3.5 226 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Santiago Del Estero, Argentina May 17 02:21 3.5 619 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 16 18:15 4.2 184 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 16 17:15 3.6 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 16 13:19 3.8 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 16 11:23 3.5 273 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 16 06:16 3.6 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 16 06:11 4.3 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON San Juan Province, Argentina May 16 06:11 4.4 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Burruyacu, Argentina May 16 01:38 4.0 59 MAP
EMSC Santiago Del Estero, Argentina May 16 01:38 4.0 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 16 00:50 4.0 263 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Mendoza, Argentina May 15 21:38 4.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Zonda, Argentina May 15 17:42 4.2 120 MAP
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 15 17:42 4.2 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 14 23:46 3.6 216 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 14 12:52 4.2 237 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 14 09:34 3.6 242 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 14 06:01 3.5 221 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC San Juan, Argentina May 13 14:07 3.6 107 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Serrezuela, Argentina May 13 01:52 4.4 180 MAP
EMSC Cordoba, Argentina May 13 01:52 4.4 188 MAP
GEOFON Cordoba Province, Argentina May 13 01:52 4.6 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 12 16:02 3.3 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 12 06:05 3.5 225 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 11 16:18 3.6 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 11 05:40 3.6 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 11 03:11 3.4 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio De Los Cobres, Argentina May 11 01:19 4.8 168 MAP
GEOFON Salta Province, Argentina May 11 01:19 4.5 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 11 01:19 4.8 174 MAP
EMSC Catamarca, Argentina May 10 15:42 4.0 154 MAP
USGS Fiambala, Argentina May 10 15:42 4.4 170 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Catamarca Province, Argentina May 10 15:42 4.5 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Salta, Argentina May 10 13:55 3.9 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Abra Pampa, Argentina May 10 08:51 4.7 253 MAP
EMSC Jujuy, Argentina May 10 08:51 4.5 258 MAP

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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