Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 7 km WNW of Río Cuarto, Argentina on January 28, 1975 06:32:23

Last Updated: 2014-11-06 23:21:28

On January 28, 1975 06:32:23 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 7 km WNW of Río Cuarto, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 33.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -64.422° and latitude -33.111°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 28, 1975 06:32:23 had a magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Río Cuarto in Córdoba, Argentina, located 7 kilometers or 4 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Las Higueras (Córdoba, Argentina) located 12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE and Departamento de Río Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina) located 25 km (16 mi) ↓ S of the epicenter.

In total, we found 27 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
7 km (4 mi) → E Río Cuarto Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Las Higueras Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Departamento de Río Cuarto Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Coronel Baigorria Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Charras Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
43 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Carnerillo Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE San Basilio Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
45 km (28 mi) → E Las Acequias Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
53 km (32 mi) → E Villa Reducción Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Coronel Moldes Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Elena Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
61 km (37 mi) ↗ NE General Cabrera Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Adelia María Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
70 km (43 mi) → E Alejandro Roca Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Berrotarán Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
74 km (46 mi) → E Departamento de Juárez Celman Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Las Perdices Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Ucacha Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
95 km (59 mi) → E Huanchillas Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
96 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Dalmacio Vélez Sársfield Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Hernando Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
103 km (64 mi) ↗ NE Ticino Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
106 km (66 mi) → E Santa Eufemia Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE Pasco Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
110 km (68 mi) → E La Carlota Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
117 km (73 mi) ↗ NE Arroyo Cabral Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
122 km (76 mi) ↗ NE Departamento de General San Martín Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 2 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
7 km (4 mi) ↘ SE MODESTO MARANZANA Gas 250.0 MW
7 km (4 mi) ↘ SE RIO CUARTO Gas 35.57 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 7 km WNW of Río Cuarto, Argentina on January 28, 1975 06:32:23. These types were Gas power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 7 km WNW of Río Cuarto, Argentina on January 28, 1975 06:32:23
Date and Time
1975-01-28 06:32:23 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
33.0 km
Reports
0 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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