Buenos Aires, Mar 5(ANI): A major earthquake of 6.1 magnitude has jolted Argentina, 69 miles (111 km) east southeast of Santiago del Estero at a depth of 340 miles (550 km).
A quake of that magnitude nearer the earth's surface could cause severe damage in a densely populated area.
Santiago del Estero is in north central Argentina and has a population of about 245,000 but there are no immediate reports of any casualty. (ANI)
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