In Argentina 6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern area

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, November 13, 2016.

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The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina's La Rioja province play

The quake struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in Argentina's La Rioja province

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A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The quake, at a depth of 62 miles (100 kilometers), struck shortly after 8 am local time (1400 GMT) about 16 miles north of the city Chilecito in the South American nation's La Rioja province.

The quake near the border with Chile follows a 6.4-magnitude earthquake of "great intensity" earlier this month in central Chile.

That earthquake shook buildings in the capital Santiago, causing panic among residents, whose frantic phone calls clogged cellular networks and land lines, AFP correspondents said.

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