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Magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits Argentina

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 23:53

Buenos Aires: A magnitude-6.2 earthquake hit
at a relatively shallow depth in northwestern Argentina Thursday,
emptying schools and houses as people sought safety outside.

In the provinces of Jujuy and Salta, people tweeted that
it was the strongest quake they`d felt in years, cracking
windows and toppling furniture. But there were no immediate
reports of serious damage or injury.

The quake struck at 8:12 am and was centered not far from
capitals of Jujuy and Salta, at an estimated depth of 9.5
kilometres. Some of the strongest shaking was felt in San
Pedro, a small town about 63 kilometres from the epicenter.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 23:53
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