Strong earthquake hits northern Argentina

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 1, 2011 13:17

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A strong earthquake struck in northern Argentina on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday that the magnitude-6.9 quake hit at 6:56 a.m. about 150 kilometers (115 miles) northeast of Santiago del Estero at a depth of 563 kilometers (350 miles).


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