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6.7 quake in south Atlantic

6.7 quake in south Atlantic

A major 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Atlantic ocean early yesterday east of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, a sparsely populated British territory, a U.S. monitor said.
The quake struck at 3:55 a.m. local time in waters 685km (425 miles) east of Bristol Island, part of an chain inhabited mainly by scientists on a series of bases, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The earthquake, about 2,800km (1,740 miles) east of the Falkland Islands, occurred at a depth of 10km (6 miles) according to USGS.


Updated : 2021-10-17 16:36 GMT+08:00