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Strong earthquake jolts western Argentina

A strong earthquake jolted northwestern Argentina, the national seismic institute Inpres and the US National Geological Survey said.

world Updated: Sep 03, 2008 19:14 IST

A strong earthquake jolted northwestern Argentina on Wednesday, the national seismic institute Inpres and the US National Geological Survey said.

The 6.0-strength quake struck 170 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Santiago del Estero, Argentina, at a depth of 570 kilometers.

There were no reports of casualties nor damage, according to Inpres.