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)
Origin time 06:09:28 UTC [1]
Magnitude 7.0 Mw [1]
Depth 30 km (19 mi) [1]
Epicenter 24°34′S 64°49′W / 24.57°S 64.82°W / -24.57; -64.82Coordinates: 24°34′S 64°49′W / 24.57°S 64.82°W / -24.57; -64.82 [1]
Areas affected Salta Province
Argentina
Max. intensity IX (Violent) [2]
Casualties 2

The 1948 Salta earthquake took place in the Argentinian province of Salta on 25 August at 03:09:28 local time The shock was 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale and had a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). Property damage and casualties occurred 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.

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