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    There has been no information so far concerning possible casualties or material damage resulting from the quake.

    A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck west-central San Juan Province in Argentina, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Monday.

    According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit at 02:46 GMT on Tuesday, about 17 miles (27 kilometres) southwest of Pocito in San Juan Province.

    According to Argentinian media reports, the earthquake was felt in much of the country, including in several neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires. Witnesses who felt the tremor took to social media to share their experience. 

    In accordance with the Richter scale, earthquakes at 6.0 and above can cause moderate to strong damage, especially to poor structures.

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