6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Argentina

Caroline Mortimer – February 18, 2017

An earthquake has struck the north of Argentina near the border with Chile.

The quake struck 50 miles north west of the town of San Antonio de los Cobres with a depth of 200.6km.

The United States Geological Survery (USGS) said the likelihood of any fatalities was low.

It is the third earthquake to strike the region in the last few months with 6.4 and 6.2 magnitude quakes striking nearby late last year.

Earthquakes are common in the region which is near a point where three tectonic plates meet in Chile.

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