Quake of 7.4 magnitude hits southern Atlantic Ocean amid fears of tsunami

WASHINGTON, 19th August, 2016 (WAM) – A 7.4-magnitude quake lashed the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with an epicentre 195 miles (316 kilometres) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station.

There was no immediate tsunami warning.

The quake struck at 5:32 am local time (0732 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres. It was centred east-southeast of the British administered South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.


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