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Earthquake Hits Argentina

An earthquake struck Argentina today, about 41 miles (66 kilometers) southeast of Catamarca. The preliminary magnitude was 5.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:


June 22 at 13:57:25 UTC

June 22 at 10:57:25 AM at epicenter

Location: 28.022 S, 66.505 W

Depth: 70.5 miles (113.5 km)

Distances from epicenter:

66 km (41 miles) SE of Belen, Catamarca, Argentina

86 km (53 miles) NW of Catamarca, Catamarca, Argentina

160 km (99 miles) NNE of La Rioja, La Rioja, Argentina

1041 km (646 miles) NW of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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