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6.4-mag. quake hits northern Argentina, capital

September 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck north-central Argentina on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

People in the capital hundreds of miles away had to evacuate some buildings.

The quake's epicenter was 80 miles southeast of Santiago del Estero, a provincial capital of 250,000 people and the 12th-largest city in Argentina.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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