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Largest earthquakes in or near Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Jun 11, 2022 07:27 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 8
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 101 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Departamento de Vinchina has had 1 quake of magnitude 8.5, 6 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, and 101 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.5 | 146 km NW of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina -

Strongest quake: Mag. 8.5 | Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km E of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (108 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Mar 6, 2022 6:35 am (GMT -3) (Mar 6, 2022 09:35 GMT)
5.5

118 km
154 km (96 mi)146 km northwest of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina 3 reportsMore
Aug 24, 2021 8:28 pm (GMT -4) (Aug 25, 2021 00:28 GMT)
5.1

94 km
82 km (51 mi)111 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 4 reportsMore
Jan 27, 2021 5:00 pm (GMT -3) (Jan 27, 2021 20:00 GMT)
5.5

10 km
279 km (173 mi)119 km southeast of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 5 reportsMore
May 29, 2020 16:32 GMT
5.0

110 km
36 km (22 mi)132 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile More
Mar 5, 2020 06:57 GMT
5.4

117 km
107 km (66 mi)La Rioja, 42 km south of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina 3 reportsMore
Nov 3, 2019 13:23 GMT
5.6

94 km
235 km (146 mi)20 km west of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina 5 reportsMore
Jun 5, 2019 16:19 GMT
5.5

76 km
135 km (84 mi)22 km east of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 1 reportMore
Apr 29, 2019 16:35 GMT
5.0

138 km
153 km (95 mi)20 km southeast of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina 1 reportMore
Dec 7, 2018 09:44 GMT
5.2

108 km
228 km (142 mi)56 km southeast of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 3 reportsMore
Sep 7, 2018 02:39 GMT
5.7

93 km
200 km (124 mi)68 km southeast of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile 20 reportsMore
Jan 28, 2018 10:11 GMT
5.3

109 km
105 km (65 mi)256 km northwest of Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina 2 reportsMore
Aug 11, 2017 23:57 GMT
5.0

110 km
144 km (89 mi)28 km east of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina More
Aug 1, 2017 06:13 GMT
5.5

82 km
151 km (94 mi)53 km west of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina 5 reportsMore
Apr 20, 2017 21:24 GMT
5.2

144 km
102 km (63 mi)26 km east of Fiambala, Departamento de Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina More
Apr 11, 2017 13:39 GMT
5.5

70 km
90 km (56 mi)45 km southeast of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile 2 reportsMore
Feb 25, 2017 14:00 GMT
5.3

100 km
229 km (142 mi)49 km west of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina More
Nov 13, 2016 01:01 GMT
5.3

119 km
143 km (89 mi)26 km east of Tinogasta, Catamarca, Argentina 3 reportsMore
10/11/2014 06:08:20 (Nov 10, 2014 09:08 GMT)
5.0

119 km
121 km (75 mi)247 km northwest of Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina More
Oct 23, 2014 00:21 GMT
5.0

89 km
159 km (99 mi)235 km west of Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina More
Sep 14, 2014 05:33 GMT
5.0

107 km
118 km (73 mi)242 km northwest of Rioja, Departamento de Capital, La Rioja, Argentina More
Thursday, March 27, 2014 21:10:37 (Mar 28, 2014 00:10 GMT)
5.4

13 km
213 km (132 mi)73 km southwest of Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.6 x 1017 joules (99348 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8.5 x 107 tons of TNT or 5342.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), Chile (GO03/C network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Copiapo (Tierra Amarilla), Chile: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Departamento de Vinchina Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Departamento de Vinchina?

The last earthquake in Departamento de Vinchina occurred 29 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 146 km northwest of Chilecito, La Rioja, Argentina, on Sunday, Mar 6, 2022 at 6:35 am (GMT -3).

How many quakes were there in Departamento de Vinchina since 1900?

Since 1900, Departamento de Vinchina, La Rioja, Argentina had 108 quakes up to magnitude 8.5.

What was the strongest quake in Departamento de Vinchina since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Departamento de Vinchina since 1900 occurred 100 years ago: Major magnitude 8.5 earthquake - Provincia de Copiapo, 94 km east of Vallenar, Huasco, Atacama, Chile, on Saturday, November 11, 1922 at 04:32 GMT.

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