Quake of 6.4 magnitude hit western Argentina : Further details of the tremor are awaited.
A strong quake hit western Argentina, shaking buildings as far away as Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, which the US Geological Survey said, was a magnitude 6.4 though there were no reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services. Chile’s Navy has ruled out a tsunami after the quake. Both Chilean and Argentine authorities said, there were no reports of injuries or damage. The quake’s epicenter was 24 km southwest of the Argentine town of San Juan. The tremor was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 but was later downgraded.