Santiago (Chile), Jan 19 (AP) A powerful earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, shaking people in parts of both countries.
There were no early reports of injuries as some power outages were reported in the quake area.
The US Geological Survey said the tremor on late Monday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.4. Its epicentre was 27.6 kilometres (17 miles) southwest of the town of Porcito and struck at a depth of 14 kilometres (nearly nine miles).
The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about a quarter hour later, the USGS said.
Strong movement was felt in Chile”s capital, Santiago, which is about 300 kilometres (186 miles) from the area hit by the quake. Chilean officials said there were no damage reported in that nation.
Media in Argentina said electricity failed in the region around Porcito and some goods were shaken from supermarket shelves. (AP) SCY
Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI
- According to the source, this news is about Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes parts of Argentina and Chile
- Check all news and articles from the World news and latest updates.
For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News
- Show all
- Most Viewed