16:43 GMT24 January 2021
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    The quake occurred in the northwesternmost part of the country, in the Andes mountains, where seismic activity is relatively high. There has been no further information concerning possible casualties or damage as a result of the earthquake.

    According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), a powerful 6.0-magnitude tremor has hit the Salta Province of Argentina.

    In the meantime, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has reported the quake listing its magnitude at 5.7. The epicentre of the quake was located 46 km (28.5) northwest of San Antonio de los Cobres at a depth of 222 km (138 miles).

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