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  • The 1894 San Juan earthquake was a major seismic movement that took place in the province of San Juan, Argentina, on 27 October 1894, at about 07:30 PM. It was the most powerful earthquake recorded in Argentina, with magnitude 7.5 on the Surface wave magnitude. Its epicenter was located to the northwest of San Juan, approximately at 29°48′S 69°00′W / 29.800°S 69.000°W, and at a depth of 30 km. The maximum perceived intensity for the earthquake was IX on the Mercalli intensity scale. It caused severe damage and about 100 casualties in San Juan and the province of La Rioja, and also minor damages in Catamarca, Córdoba, San Luis and Mendoza, up to 500 km away from the epicenter.

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