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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Western Argentina

20 Nov 2016, 5:12 pm

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit western Argentina in the province of San Juan, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake’s epicenter was 16 miles southwest of the Argentine town of San Juan, and about 180 miles northeast of Santiago in Chile.

The epicenter of the quake, struck at a depth of 71.9 miles. Due to how deep the quake struck below the Earth’s surface, it lessened the effects. The tremor was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 but was later downgraded.

There has not been a quake of this magnitude in Argentina since the 1980s. There were no reports of injuries or damage.


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