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Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits South Sandwich Islands Region, USGS Reports

Sputnik International

By Alexandra Karishina – October 31, 2021

The South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean are often affected by strong earthquakes of up to 7.1 magnitude, as they are located in a highly seismic zone.
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was reported in the South Sandwich Islands Region, according to data from the United States Geological Survey(USGS).
Underwater quakes have been recorded on Montagu Island, the Central Islands, and the South Sandwich Islands at a depth of approximately 35 kilometers.
Geologist services have not issued a tsunami warning for this quake.

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