Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Argentina, no casualties

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Monday in Argentina, local media reported.

According to preliminary information, the victims and destructions.

The epicenter was located at 111 kilometers from the city of Santiago del Estero in the north of the country and lies at a depth of about 550 kilometers.

Part of the territory of Argentina located in the foothills of the Andes, through which the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. It runs along the coast of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific. It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. It happens 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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