An earthquake 6.2 magnitude has struck Argentina, 106 km (65 miles) E of San Salvador de Jujuy, 129 km (80 miles) N of El Quebrachal, Salta and 135 km (83 miles) ENE of Salta, Argentina (24.181°S, 64.250°W). The closest villages were San Rafael and La Ronda. The nearest big city is San Salvador de Jujuy. Epicenter was at depth of 9.5 km (5.9 miles).
The preliminary magnitude was 6.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued.
San Pedro de Jujuy is the second most populated city of the Jujuy province and is located approx. 60 km from the epicenter. People in the quake area have reported that the shaking lasted for about 10 seconds. The earthquake was also felt in Asuncion, Paraguay. The earthquake was also felt in the southern part of Bolivia.
James Daniell’s CATDAT reports : In November 19, 1973, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake produced damage in the town’s eastern provinces of Salta and Jujuy, especially in Santa Clara. No casualties. The estimated peak intensity reached VII degrees on the Modified Mercalli scale and had a magnitude Mb = 5.9 degrees on the Richter scale. Besides this earthquake there have been many nearby earthquakes without major damage. (EarthquakeReport)