Earthquakes shake Argentina and Brazil
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the first earthquake took place at 9:27 (-3 UTC) 165 kilometers from the city of Cruzeiro do Sul, in the Amazonian state of Acre and measured 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale.
According to Elio Murilo, sergeant of the fire brigade of Cruzeiro do Sul, the phenomenon was not felt and no injuries or property damages were reported. The telluric movement took place at a depth of 632.9 kilometers.
At 12:34 (-3 UTC) another earthquake with an intensity of 6.2 degrees in Richter scale shook the north of Argentina, and the phenomenon was also felt in some Bolivian cities. According to the USGS, the epicentre was the Jujuy region 140 kilometres east of Tarija (Bolivia) at a depth of 247 kilometers.
The authorities have not reported any injuries or property damage.
|This is a complete or partial translation of the article "Terremotos sacuden el norte de Argentina y región brasileña de Amazonas", from the Spanish language Wikinews, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.|
- AFP, AP and Reuters. "2 Earthquakes Strike South America" — , July 21, 2007
- EFE. "Argentina vivió terremoto de 6,2 grados en escala de Richter" — , July 21, 2007(Spanish)
- Et. "Sismo en región Amazónica brasileña" — , July 21, 2007(Spanish)
- EFE. "Un fuerte sismo hizo temblar a la provincia de Jujuy" — , July 21, 2007(Spanish)
- "Temblores sacudieron zona amazónica y norte de Argentina" — , July 21, 2007(Spanish)
- EFE. "Terremoto de 6,2 en la escala de Richter sacude el norte de Argentina" — , July 21, 2007(Spanish)