October 6th, 2011
07:47 AM ET

Earthquake rocks Argentina

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck near San Salvador de Jujuy, in northern Argentina, on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of 5.9 miles. It hit near the Argentine borders with Bolivia and Paraguay.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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  1. banasy©

    I hope the damage was minimal, with no loss of life.

    October 6, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. lr698

    it's JUJUY, not Jujay. Need to check your sourcing!

    October 6, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Did they fix the spelling? It looks correct to me.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tere

    It's Jujuy!! Come on, CNN, you can do better...

    October 6, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Yer Right

    Ahhhhhhh.....*running around in circles*....Ahhhhhh.....*running around in circles* Ahhhhhhhhh......

    October 6, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Benny

      As a devoted lemming to the main stream media I believe it is my obligation to follow Yer Right....
      Ahhhhhhh.....*running around in squares*....Ahhhhhh.....*running around in squares* Ahhhhhhhhh......
      ( I have to be a little different after all )

      October 6, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Eric

    Jujuy pronounces ( hoo-HOY ) its a small poor province in the NW of Argentina...a very seismic zone

    October 6, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lou

    As Americans we reject anything that sounds or resembles Latin America; however, mistakes like this one, made no less by a major U.S. media giant such as CNN which boasts itself as being "The Worldwide Leader in News" shows how little we try to learn and understand the latin general culture.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Why?

      "As Americans we reject anything that sounds or resembles Latin America;"

      I am from Europe and haven't heard about this, so i was really surprised with the way you said it, so easy, and calm. Why do you say Americans reject anything that sounds or resembles Latin America? Europeans simply love everything that sounds or resembles Latin America, their joy, energy, charisma... 😉 So i am quite curious about this.

      Anyway, i hope the depth of the earthquake helped in reducing the dmg on the surface, and that there are no injured.
      Best of luck Argentina!

      Zoran,
      Serbia (Europe)

      October 7, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. AnotherVictory

    Just goes to show how silly the bible is and proves that it is man-made gibberish. My faith is in our lawmakers. They will be launching a war on earthquakes soon.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. boogietime

    Lovely. Another minor earthquake of minimal impact and CNN is out telling us that we should fear for our lives because global warming is going to cause huge earthquakes and wipe us all out.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joel

    God is telling humans to leave the Earth, and they're not listening.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      OK, I'll jump as hard as I can, but I don't think I can manage it.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    Where does it say that? Seems a minimal story for a minimal quake..

    October 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      That was @boogietime.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. I am Chilean

    And this is the only time you will ever see 'Argentina' and 'rocks' in the same sentence.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat2u.

    Argentina was rocked by an earthquake. Is that the same as being stoned ?

    October 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus Christ

      Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Or something.

      October 6, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |