The Americas

Large 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northeastern Argentina

A large earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck northeastern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. local time (14:00 GMT) and was centered about 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja province, near the border with Chile. It had a depth of around 62 miles (100 kilometers).