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30 Nov 2020 | 05:48 PM UTC

Argentina: 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Salta Province November 30

6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Salta Province on November 30; aftershocks possible

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake 187 km (116 mi) northwest of Salta (Salta Province) at approximately 19:55 (local time) on Monday, November 30. The quake struck at a depth of 147 km (91 mi) and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g., under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

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