Washington: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook the western Argentina on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.
The tremor occurred at 5:29 am (0829 GMT) at a depth of 14.1 kilometers (8.8 miles), said the USGS, which monitors earthquakes worldwide.
The quake epicenter was in the eastern foothills of the Andes 29 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of the city of Mendoza, or 930 kilometers (577 miles) west of the capital Buenos Aires, USGS reported.
There were no early reports of damages or casualties.
First Published: Monday, June 18, 2012, 21:48