U.S. Geological Survey: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits close to Antarctica

Dec 10 - A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on Monday in the southern Atlantic Ocean, close to the South Sandwich Islands north of Antarctica, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.5, was in a remote area and fairly deep underground.

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in an advisory that it did not cause a tsunami threat.
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