Strong quake rattles remote Antarctica

A strong and shallow 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the remote South Shetland Islands region in Antarctica on Sunday.

Updated: Jan 15, 2012, 20:46 PM IST

Washington: A strong and shallow
6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked the remote South Shetland
Islands region in Antarctica on Sunday, experts from the US
Geological Survey said.

The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of one
kilometre, some 464 kilometres west of Coronation Island, the
USGS said. No destructive tsunami was created, according to
the US warning centre.

PTI