Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes close to South Sandwich Islands


A 7.1-magnitude earthquake that was initially reported as a 7.5, struck near the South Sandwich Islands near Antarctica today, December 11, 2015, at 02:26:33 UTC,

The quake occurred in a remote area and was fairly deep underground.

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The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tsunami warnings, saying the quake did not pose a threat

Location:  58.598S 26.466W
Depth:  164 km


• 2505.1 km (1553.2 mi) E of Tolhuin, Argentina
• 2554.2 km (1583.6 mi) E of Ushuaia, Argentina
• 2783.6 km (1725.9 mi) E of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
• 2792.2 km (1731.1 mi) E of Punta Arenas, Chile
• 2846.2 km (1764.6 mi) E of Puerto Deseado, Argentina