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Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes northeastern Argentina

Argentina Was Hit By A Severe Earthquake Of 6.2 Magnitude Hours After A Powerful Earthquake Of 7.4 Hit New Zealand.

PTI | Updated on: 14 Nov 2016, 12:13:54 AM
6.2 magnitude earthquake in Argentina - Representative Image (Image Source: Getty)

Buenos Aires:

North-eastern Argentina has been hit by a large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2. However, no immediate reports of damage or injuries have been reported.

The earthquake struck just after 8.00 AM (local time) and was centered about 26 kilometers north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja province, near the border with Chile.

It had a depth of around 100 kilometers. It comes hours after a powerful 7.4 earthquake hit New Zealand, causing a two-metre high tsunami on the country's South Island.

The quake near the border with Chile follows a 6.4-magnitude earthquake of "great intensity" which hit central Chile earlier this month.

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First Published : 13 Nov 2016, 11:46:00 PM