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    Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Off South Sandwich Islands Near Antarctic Circle

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    A powerful earthquake has occurred off the South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A magnitude 6.8 quake hit off South Sandwich Islands, a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic near Antarctica.

    The earthquake was registered at 23:23 UTC at the depth of 6.2 miles. There was no tsunami warning.

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