Strong 7.0 Earthquake Hits Northern Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck in northern Argentina, but it was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday that the magnitude-7.0 quake hit at 6:56 a.m. about 150 kilometers (115 miles) northeast of Santiago del Estero at a depth of 563 kilometers (350 miles).

It originally registered the quake at 6.9.

AP foreign, Saturday January 1 2011

Source: The Guardian

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