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1863 Jujuy earthquake

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Magnitude  6.4
Max. intensity  VIII
Depth  30
Date  14 January 1863
1863 Jujuy earthquake
Areas affected  Argentina, Jujuy Province
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The 1863 Jujuy earthquake took place in the province of Jujuy, Argentina on 14 January at about 11:00 (UTC). It had an estimated magnitude of 6.4 and its epicenter was at 23°36′S 65°00′W, at a depth of about 50 kilometres (31 mi).

This earthquake had a felt intensity of VIII on the Mercalli intensity scale. Its magnitude and duration made it exceptionally destructive, causing damage to the cathedral, the cabildo (colonial government house) and precarious homes in San Salvador de Jujuy, the provincial capital.

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1863 Jujuy earthquake Wikipedia


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