A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit western Argentina in the province of San Juan, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake was felt across the border in the neighboring country of Chile, eyewitnesses reported on Twitter. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a depth of some 115.71 kilometers (71.9 miles), lies some 10.7 kilometers (6.7 miles) southwest

of the town of Villa Basilio Nievas, center of the Zonda department, with a total population of about 3,000 residents. The tremor might be felt also in Chile’s capital, Santiago, which lies some 290 kilometers (180 miles) northeast of the quake. The magnitude of the quake was initially reported as 6.7 but was later revised. READ MORE