1920 Mendoza earthquake

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The 1920 Mendoza earthquake took place in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, on 17 December at 6:59:49 p.m. It measured magnitude 6.0, and its epicenter was at 32°42′S 68°24′W / 32.700°S 68.400°W / -32.700; -68.400, with a depth of 40 km.

The earthquake was felt with grade VIII (Severe) on the Mercalli intensity scale. It affected the provincial capital Mendoza, and caused material damage and numerous fatalities in several towns 30 km (19 mi) to the northeast.

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