7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Antarctica

7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes near Antarctica
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A 7.1 magnitude earthquake this morning struck near the South Sandwich Islands, north of Antarctica in the southern Pacific Ocean, according to the US Geological survey.

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According to reports, the earthquake struck at a depth of 164.7 kilometres. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake is considered to be a massive one that can create havoc, damage buildings and cause widespread damage in the populated regions.

Two days back, a earthquake struck in Alaska of magnitude 4.8 and destroyed the roads and bridges.

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In an advisory by the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, there was no threat of tsunami reported so far.

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