A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy in Argentina on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.68 km (51 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:19:53 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100031fh. Unique identifier: us100031fh. Global time and date of event 12/08/15 / 2015-08-12 13:19:53 / August 12, 2015 @ 1:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -65.5967° West, latitude -24.0129° South, depth = 81.68 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Humahuaca, Calilegua, Salta. Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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