1952 San Juan earthquake
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|Origin time||00:31:37 GMT|
|Duration||8 sec |
|Magnitude||6.8 Mw |
|Depth||30 km (19 mi) |
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe) |
|Casualties||5 dead |
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.
- 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
- USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
- (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Prevención Sísmica. Listado de Terremotos Históricos.
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