Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts northwestern Argentina
Quake at depth of 193.8 km, no tsunami alert issued, says US Geological Survey
A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Argentina late Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).
The quake, which was also felt in Chile, had a depth of 193.8 kilometers (120.4 miles), the USGS said.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 78 kilometers (48.5 miles) northwest of the town of San Antonio de los Cobres in Salta province near the border with Chile.
No tsunami alert was issued following the quake and Argentinian authorities have not yet reported any casualties.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.