Argentina shaken by magnitude 6.5 earthquake
Argentina shaken by magnitude 6.5 earthquake

Washington: Very strong earthquake tremors were felt in Argentina in the early hours of Friday (January 20). According to reports, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake was felt at around 3.39 am today, 517 km north of Cordoba in Argentina. The National Center for Seismology has given information about this. There is no news of the loss of life or property in this so far. More details are awaited.

According to reports, the epicenter of the earthquake was 104 km from Monte Quemado, Santiago del Estero province, Argentina. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 600 kilometers (372.82 mi), with strong tremors. According to the US Geological Survey, tremors were felt in Paraguay and Argentina. At present, there is no information about any casualty or heavy damage.

Why do earthquakes happen?

It is said that the earth is mainly made up of four layers. The inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust core. In such a situation, the crust and the upper mantle core are known as the lithosphere and this 50-kilometer thick layer is divided into several sections. Wherein it is called tectonic plates and these tectonic plates keep on moving at their place. It is said that when this plate starts moving a lot, it is called an earthquake. These plates can move from their place both horizontally and vertically.

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