1948 Salta earthquake

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1948 Salta earthquake
1948 Salta earthquake is located in Argentina
1948 Salta earthquake
Date August 25, 1948 (1948-08-25)
Magnitude 7.0
Depth 50 km
Epicenter 24°54′S 64°48′W / 24.9°S 64.8°W / -24.9; -64.8Coordinates: 24°54′S 64°48′W / 24.9°S 64.8°W / -24.9; -64.8
Countries or regions Argentina, Salta Province
Max. intensity IX
Casualties 2

The 1948 Salta earthquake was a major seismic movement that took place in the Argentinian province of Salta on 25 August 1948 at 06:09:23 a.m. Its magnitude was recorded at 7.0 in the Richter scale. Its epicenter was located in the east of the province at a depth of 50 km. It had a felt intensity of IX on the Mercalli intensity scale (VIII on the Modified Mercalli scale).

The earthquake caused property damage and casualties in several towns in the east and southeast of Salta and also in northern Tucumán and Jujuy, affecting the capitals of both. It was the last major earthquake recorded in the Argentine Northwest until the 2010 Salta earthquake.