Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in Argentina

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred on Monday in the Argentine province of Mendoza, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 05.29 local time (12.29 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 14.1 kilometers. The epicenter was located at a distance of 29 kilometers from the city of Mendoza — the capital of the eponymous province.

Information on the possible destruction and casualties were reported.

Argentina passes through the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand 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 world's most famous volcanoes. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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