Wikinews Shorts: March 18, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

Region near Salta, Argentina hit by earthquake

An earthquake has hit the region near Salta. The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 5.1, was 150 km from Salta and 1380 km from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It struck at approximately 0045 UTC today.