Guwahati News Desk: A powerful 6.4 magnitude of earthquake struck in northwestern Argentina near the border with central Chile, shaking people in parts of both countries.
There were no early reports of injuries on Monday. Its epicentre was 27.6 kilometres (17 miles) southwest of the town of Porcito and struck at a depth of 14 kilometres (nearly nine miles). The quake was followed by a magnitude 5.0 aftershock about a quarter hour later, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake was felt in Chile’s capital, Santiago, with no damage reported in that nation.
Electricity briefly knocked down in Argentina and in the region around Porcito and some goods were shaken from supermarket shelves.