STRONG earthquakes have been recorded in India’s capital New Delhi and the Argentinean city of Santiago del Estero earlier today.
US researchers have reported that an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.1 hit northern Argentina at 4:46 am local time on Monday. The epicentre of the strong quake was 111km south east of Santiago del Estero, a city with a population of 245,000.
Across the Atlantic, a separate earthquake hit New Delhi at 1.11 pm, Monday. Striking only 48km west of the city, residents fled in panic as the city was shaken by unusually long aftershocks. New Delhi has a population of 16.7 million and is situated near two fault lines. According to information from the Indian Meteorological Department, this is the nineteenth tremor the country has experienced this year.
No immediate reports of injuries or damages have been announced in either countries.
Today’s quakes in India and Argentina come just a few days ahead of the one year anniversary of the disastrous Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed around 20,000 people.