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Powerful quake strikes far south Atlantic: USGS

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 16:53

Washington: A powerful 7.8 magnitude undersea earthquake struck in the Scotia Sea, a remote region in the far south Atlantic near Antarctica, US earthquake monitors reported on Sunday.

The quake struck at 1434 IST in the ocean some 893 kilometers southwest of Grytviken, South Georgia, and 1,140 kilometers southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, said the US Geological Survey, which monitors earthquakes worldwide.

First Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 16:53
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