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7.4-magnitude quake shakes southern Atlantic Ocean: USGS

The 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station © AFP/File / Olivier Morin

Washington, United States, Aug 19 – A 7.4-magnitude quake shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with an epicenter 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.

There was no immediate tsunami warning.

The quake struck at 5:32 am local time (0732 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers. It was centered east-southeast of the British administered South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

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