1892 Recreo earthquake

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1892 Recreo earthquake
1892 Recreo earthquake is located in Argentina
1892 Recreo earthquake
Date March 21, 1892 (1892-03-21)
Magnitude 6.0
Depth 30
Epicenter 29°30′S 65°00′W / 29.5°S 65.0°W / -29.5; -65.0Coordinates: 29°30′S 65°00′W / 29.5°S 65.0°W / -29.5; -65.0
Countries or regions Argentina, Catamarca Province
Max. intensity VII
Casualties some

The 1892 Recreo earthquake was an earthquake that took place in the Catamarca Province of Argentina on 21 March 1892, at about 01:45 AM, with magnitude 6.0 in the Richter scale. Its epicenter was located approximately at 29°30′S 65°0′W / 29.500°S 65.000°W / -29.500; -65.000, 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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