15 Nov 2009

Strong quake hits northern Argentina

11:55 am on 15 November 2009

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck far northern Argentina near its border with Chile and Bolivia.

The US Geological Survey says the quake rattled part of the Andes mountains region.

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The tremor followed two substantial quakes in the region last week, including one of magnitude 6.5 near the Chile-Peru border and another measuring 5.8 in Argentina.