A Rare 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Argentina.

October 6, 2011 – A Rare 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Argentina: South America has seen 33 earthquakes, greater than magnitude 6.9, since January 1973. Most of them occur on the coastal countries of Chile (15) and Peru (8); next to the “Ring of Fire” (see map). Today’s quake struck 98 miles east of Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina; at a depth of 9 kilometers (6 miles). No report of damage is currently available. The tremor struck at 8:12AM at the epicenter. It was 87 miles ENE of Salta, Argentina; 185 miles south of Tarija, Bolivia and 791 miles west of Asuncion, Paraguay.
The last quake, greater than 6.9 magnitude, to strike Argentina was a 7.4M tremor on September 26, 1977; that killed 70 people, injured 300 and generated damages of $80 million dollars. The last earthquake to strike South America was on August 24, 2011, near Pucallpa, Peru and was rated at 7.0 magnitude.
The 33 earthquakes, that have hit South America since 1973, occurred in the following countries: Chile (15), Peru (8), Columbia (4), Ecuador (3), Venezuela (1), Argentina (1) and Bolivia (1).
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