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1973 Salta earthquake

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Origin time  11:19:32
Depth  12 kilometers (7.5 mi)
Max. intensity  VII (Very strong)
Magnitude  5.9 ML
Areas affected  Salta, Argentina
1973 Salta earthquake
Date  19 November 1973 (1973-11-19)

The 1973 Salta earthquake took place in the Province of Salta, in the Republic of Argentina, on 19 November at 11:19 a.m.. It registered a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter magnitude scale and occurred at a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi).

Damage and casualties

The destructive force of the 1973 Salta earthquake was measured at VII (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused damage to communities towards the east of the provinces of Salta and Jujuy, particularly in Santa Clara (Jujuy).


1973 Salta earthquake Wikipedia

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