Argentina earthquake: 6.3-magnitude tremor hits near town of Ushuaia

Quake struck at depth of 10 km

Zamira Rahim
Monday 29 October 2018 08:26
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The coast of Ushuaia, a resort town in Argentina (file photo)
The coast of Ushuaia, a resort town in Argentina (file photo)

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the southern tip of Argentina.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit 324 km south of the resort town of Ushuaia, on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego.

It occurred in the ocean, in a hazardous stretch of water known as the Drake Passage.

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The quake is thought to be shallow and struck at a depth of 10 km, at 2:54 am local time, according to the US Geological Survey.

Additional reporting by agencies

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