M7.1 Quake Hits near Visokoi Island, off South America

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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit about 100 miles north-northwest of Visokoi Island in the South Sandwich Islands off South America.

“The quake’s depth was measured at 9.1 miles deep,” the US Geological Survey said, Reuters reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that based on historical data, the threat of a widespread destructive tsunami did not exist.

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