Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes South Sandwich Islands Region: EMSC

Reuters
By Reuters
August 16, 2021Worldshare
Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes South Sandwich Islands Region: EMSC
A map showing the location of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck the South Sandwich Islands region on Aug. 16, 2021. (USGS)

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the South Sandwich Islands region, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Monday.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), EMSC said.

The quake occurred in the middle of the south Atlantic ocean, 2,960 km (1,839 miles) east-north-east of Punta Arenas, Chile, EMSC added.

There was no immediate tsunami threat after the quake, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

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