BREAKING: POWERFUL magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocks northern Argentina

Image of an earthquake being registered.

Image of an earthquake being registered. Credit: Andrey VP/

Northern Argentina rocked by a powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude.

A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale struck northern Argentina today, Friday, January 20 at around 10.09pm UTC.

According to preliminary data from USGS the quake had its epicentre southwest of the village of Campo Gallo in the province of Santiago del Estero. Initial reports say it occurred at a depth of 610.7km.

There have been no reports of injuries or damage to property.

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Chris King

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