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Quake hits Argentina

A 6.2-magnitude temblor on Thursday jolted northern Argentina but there was no report of damage or casualties, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Oct 08, 2011 11:56 IST

A 6.2-magnitude temblor on Thursday jolted northern Argentina but there was no report of damage or casualties, Xinhua reported.

The quake took place at 8.12am, and its epicentre was located at 24.1812 degrees south latitude and 64.2501 degrees west longitude, about 130 km from the city of Salta, the National Institute of Seismic Prevention said.

The tremor was felt in the northern provinces of Jujuy, Tucuman and Santiago del Estero.