Girish Mahajan

1952 San Juan earthquake

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Origin time  00:31:37 GMT
Magnitude  6.8 Mw
Areas affected  Argentina
Start date  June 11, 1952
Duration  8 sec
Depth  30 km (19 mi)
Max. intensity  VIII (Severe)
1952 San Juan earthquake
Similar  1894 San Juan earthquake, 1977 San Juan earthquake, 1952 Severo‑Kurilsk tsunami, 1944 San Juan earthquake

The 1952 San Juan earthquake took place on 11 June at 00:31:37 UTC in the province of San Juan, Argentina. It measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale with a depth of 30 kilometers (19 mi). The earthquake was felt in San Juan with a maximum of VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused damage in some locations in the south and west of the province, and a small number of casualties.

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