Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Strikes South Sandwich Islands (AFTERSHOCK) – Aug 16, 2021

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck the South Sandwich Islands region, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on Monday.

The quake was at a depth of 10 km (six miles), EMSC said.

The quake occurred in the middle of the south Atlantic ocean, 2,960 km east-north-east of Punta Arenas, Chile, EMSC added.

There was no immediate tsunami threat after the quake, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.

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