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1892 Recreo earthquake

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Magnitude  6.0
Max. intensity  VII
Date  21 March 1892
Depth  30
Casualties  some
1892 Recreo earthquake
Areas affected  Argentina, Catamarca Province

The 1892 Recreo earthquake took place in the Catamarca Province of Argentina on 21 March at about 01:45 AM, with magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. Its epicenter was located approximately at 29°30′S 65°0′W, and at a depth of about 30 kilometres (19 mi).

The earthquake had a maximum felt intensity of VII on the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused some fatalities and serious structural damage in the town of Recreo.

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1892 Recreo earthquake Wikipedia


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