5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Argentina, Seismologists Say
21:47 GMT 17.11.2021 (Updated: 04:10 GMT 18.11.2021)
According to preliminary data, the epicentre of the earthquake was located 582 kilometres below the mainland, and there was reportedly no threat of a tsunami.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Argentina on Wednesday, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences has reported.
The tremors occurred at about 21:38 UTC.
Shortly after the initial report, the service, however, decreased the magnitude of the earthquake, having specified that the value was actually 5.7 on the Richter scale.
As of yet, no damage or possible victims have been reported as a result of the earthquake.
The earthquake was located approximately 54 km from the town of Campo Gallo, the closest populated settlement to the epicentre, and about 183 km from the city of Santiago del Estero, the biggest city in the area.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake at a depth of 566 km in the same area.
According to the European service, slight tremors have been felt in Argentina over the past 24 hours, reaching a strength of 3.9 on the Richter scale.