1977 San Juan earthquake
The 1977 San Juan earthquake, also known as Caucete earthquake, was a major seismic movement that took place in the province of San Juan, Argentina, on 23 November 1977, at 09:26:23 AM. It measured 7.4 on the surface wave magnitude scale. Its epicenter was at , with a depth of 17 km (11 mi). The maximum intensity reported was IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale.
The earthquake caused fatalities and severe damage to buildings throughout the province, especially in the city of Caucete, where at least 65 people died. It also caused slight damage in the north of the Greater Mendoza metropolitan area.
- Keefer, David K.; Youd, T. Leslie (September 1994), "Liquefaction during the 1977 San Juan Province, Argentina earthquake (Ms = 7.4)", Engineering Geology 37 (3–4): 211–233, retrieved 2013-02-17.
- Listado de Terremotos Históricos (Spanish) — Instituto Nacional de Prevención Sísmica
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