Massive Earthquake Hits British Territory

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King Edward Point: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale jolted South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at around 5:47 p.m. Saturday (Beijing Time), said the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was monitored at 56.2 degrees south latitude and 27.1 degrees west longitude, with a depth of 70 kilometers.

A tsunami could strike the South Sandwich Islands in the Pacific Ocean after a 7.3 magnitude quake. The United States Geological Survey said tremors were felt 31 miles northeast of the uninhabited Visokoi Island at the depth of 58 miles at 09:47 GMT. Aftershocks were reportedly felt in southeastern Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

 

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