Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hits South Sandwich Islands region

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit the South Sandwich Islands region on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (UGS) said.


ANI | Virginia | Updated: 05-09-2021 13:11 IST | Created: 05-09-2021 13:11 IST
Earthquake of 5.5 magnitude hits South Sandwich Islands region
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 hit the South Sandwich Islands region on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (UGS) said. The earthquake jolted the region at 05:26 (UTC). The quake had a depth of 42.5 km, USGS said.

"Prelim M5.5 Earthquake South Sandwich Islands region Sep-05 05:26 UTC," US Geological Survey tweeted. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. (ANI)

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