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
Caipital Rinconada
 • Total 6,407 km2 (2,474 sq mi)
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Tot 2,488
 • Density 0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)
Time zone ART

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.

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