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Mild earthquake hits Buenos Aires outskirts moments after G20 Summit inauguration

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Buenos Aires, Dec 1: The National Institute of Seismic Prevention, Argentina, reported a mild earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale 21 kilometres south of the Argentinian capital moments after the thirteenth edition of the G20 Summit kicked off on Friday, November 30.

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While the quake was felt strongly in La Plata and the areas on the outskirts of Buenos Aires to the south, including Turdera, Berazategui, Quilmes and Florence Varela, the area where the world leaders met was spared, local reports said.

Posts surfaced online around 10.30 am about the quake with people, especially the residents of La Plata, becoming afraid of the shaking ground underneath.

No casualty was reported as a result of the quake.

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