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6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes northwestern Argentina; no injuries reported

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck northwestern Argentina early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. local time (14:00 GMT) Sunday and was centered about 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja province. It had a depth of around 62 miles (100 kilometers).

Authorities in Argentina and nearby Chile said they had received no reports of victims or damage.

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