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Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits northeastern Argentina

An earthquake of magnitude of 6.2 has struck northeastern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2016 21:05 IST
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An earthquake of magnitude of 6.2 struck northeastern Argentina on Sunday.
An earthquake of magnitude of 6.2 struck northeastern Argentina on Sunday.(Representative image)

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, at a depth of 62 miles (100 kilometers), struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in the South American nation’s La Rioja province.

The quake near the border with Chile follows a 6.4-magnitude earthquake of “great intensity” earlier this month in central Chile.

That earthquake shook buildings in the capital Santiago, causing panic among residents, whose frantic phone calls clogged cellular networks and land lines, AFP correspondents said