Rinconada Depairtment

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Rinconada Depairtment

Departamento Rinconada
Location o Rinconada Depairtment in Jujuy Province
Location o Rinconada Depairtment in Jujuy Province
Kintra Argentinae
Province Jujuy
CaipitalRinconada
Area
 • Total6,407 km2 (2,474 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Tot2,488
 • Density0.39/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneART

Rinconada is a depairtment in the province o Jujuy in the Argentinae. Accordin tae INDEC its population in 2010 was 2,489 inhabitants. Its main toun is Rinconada. The toun o Mina Pirquitas represents the heichest point in Argentinae, staundin at 4,271 m abuin sea level.

Touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dounsets[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Antiguyo
  • Barrealito
  • Bravo Grande (Salta)
  • Carahuasi
  • Casa Colorada
  • Ciénaga Grande
  • Icacha
  • Lagunillas
  • Loma Blanca
  • Mina Ajedrez (Farillón)
  • Mina Pan de Azúcar
  • Nazareno
  • Orosmayo
  • Peñas Blancas
  • Pirquitas
  • Portezuelo
  • Rosario de Susques (Rosario)
  • Rosario de Coyahuaima
  • Ramallo
  • San José
  • Tiomayo

Seismicity[eedit | eedit soorce]

The seismicity of the area of Jujuy is frequent and low intensity, and mean to severe seismic silence every 40 years.

  • 1863 earthquake: This earthquake on January 4, 1863,[2] measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, indicated an important milestone in the history of seismic events in Jujuy. It highlighted the need to impose stricter construction codes.[3]
  • 1948 earthquake: The August 25, 1848, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, destroyed buildings and opened numerous cracks in wide areas.[2][3]
  • 2009 earthquake: November 6, 2009, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Provincia según departamento. Population, surface area and density. 1991 and 2001". Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Fenómenos de licuefacción asociados a terremotos históricos. Su análisis en la evaluación del peligro sísmico en la Argentina". Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Terremotos históricos ocurridos en la República Argentina". Retrieved 25 May 2013.