1952 San Juan earthquake

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1952 San Juan earthquake
1952 San Juan earthquake is located in Argentina
1952 San Juan earthquake
Date 11 June
Origin time 00:31:37 GMT
Duration 8 sec [1]
Magnitude 6.8 Mw [1]
Depth 30 km (19 mi) [1]
Epicenter 31°30′S 67°30′W / 31.5°S 67.5°W / -31.5; -67.5Coordinates: 31°30′S 67°30′W / 31.5°S 67.5°W / -31.5; -67.5 [2]
Areas affected Argentina
Max. intensity VIII (Severe) [2]
Casualties 5 dead [2]

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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  1. ^ a b c Alvarado, Patricia; Beck, Susan (2006), "Source characterization of the San Juan (Argentina) crustal earthquakes of 15 January 1944 (Mw 7.0) and 11 June 1952 (Mw 6.8)" (PDF), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Elsevier, 243 (3–4): 615, 622, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.01.015 
  2. ^ a b c USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey 

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