[<< wikinews] Wikinews Shorts: March 18, 2008
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.Sources

 "Magnitude 4.5 - Salta, Argentina" — USGS, March 18, 2008
 "M4.5 - Salta, Argentina - 2008 March 18 00:46:52 UTC‎" — Google Maps, March 18, 2008