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A strong quake of magnitude 6.8 struck north of Antarctica on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to cause a tsunami.
The quake's epicenter was 61 miles (98 km) northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago, a British overseas territory. The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed, the USGS said.
The US Pacific Tsunami Center said the quake was not expected to cause a tsunami.