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Strong earthquake shakes Argentina

A strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude shook northern Argentina's Santiago del Estero province.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2006 09:03 IST

A strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude shook northern Argentina's Santiago del Estero province, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the US Geological Survey reported.

The temblor, as measured on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, struck at 10:26 pm (2:02 GMT Monday), with its epicenter located 212 kilometers (130 miles) northeast of Santiago del Estero city, at a depth of 550 kilometers (342 miles), the service said.