Argentina Quake of Magnitude 6.8 Shakes Homes, Buildings

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck west-central Argentina on Monday, Jan. 18, followed by at least five aftershocks that shook buildings and sent products tumbling off supermarket shelves, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

    Thequakehit at a depth of 10 km, theGermanResearchCenterforGeosciences (GFZ) said, withitsepicenterlocated 40 km (25 miles) south of theprovince of SanJuan.

    The aftershocks ranged in magnitude from 3.5 to 5, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

    Posts on social media showed many homes and buildings shaking, with the seismic activity leaving cracks in roads, while glass bottles fell off the shelves in shops.

    No tsunami warning was issued, the U.S. Tsunami Warning System said.

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    REUTERS