Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in Argentina

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Monday in northern Argentina, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake occurred at 02.07 local time (09.07 MSK). Hearth tremors occur at depths 589.3 kilometers.

The epicenter was located at a distance of 116 kilometers from the city of Santiago del Estero, the capital of the eponymous province.

According to Reuters, the information on casualties or damage 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 vast majority of the known volcanic planet. There are also 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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