The earthquake occurred in northern Argentina

Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the north of Argentina, 1.4 thousand kilometers from the capital of Buenos Aires, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Quake was recorded at 04.01 MSK Thursday. Its epicenter was located 73 kilometers west of the city of San Antonio de los Kobres in Salta Province, the center lies at a depth of 168 kilometers.

Salta Province is located in the foothills of the Andes, through which the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts 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. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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