6.4 Quake strikes Northern Argentina
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time (5.07 a.m. British time) and was centred 72 miles (116 km) east-southeast of Santiago del Estero, the USGS said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.3.
(Reporting by Paul Simao; Editing by John Stonestreet)
4.7 Quake hits Northern China
BEIJING – A moderate earthquake has sent ripples across the north China plain, shaking buildings in Beijing but leaving no reports of damage or injuries.
The quake that struck at 10:22 a.m. Monday was centered 125 miles east of Beijing. It was listed at magnitude 4.7 by the U.S. Geological Survey and 4.8 by the Beijing Earthquake Bureau.
At the epicenter in Luan county, operators at several hotels said guests staying on upper floors felt the buildings sway. People in Beijing took to Chinese versions of Twitter to say buildings shuddered.
An earthquake in the same region in 1976 was one of China’s deadliest. Located near the city of Tangshan, the quake left more than 240,000 dead.