The history of seismic studies in Argentina dates back to the first decades of the last century and is based on historical material and archeological evidence. The first institution in the country devoted to geophysical aspects (mainly seismology) was the Astronomic Observatory of La Plata, created in 1882. But it was not until 1906 that this institution included seismic observations by installing the first seismological equipment, consisting of a three‐component Vicentini seismograph, in 1907.

Between 1913 and 1925 two more mechanical seismographs were installed by the Astronomic Observatory of La Plata. This institution started publishing its first annual bulletin in...

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