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7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Shetland Islands, Tsunami Warning Issued For Chile

Chile's interior ministry issued a tsunami warning following the quake. Strong tremors were felt in the Chilean capital Santiago.

Updated: January 24, 2021 8:35 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta

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Edinburgh: An earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on Saturday hit the South Shetland Islands, United States Geological Survey said. No loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Chile’s interior ministry issued a tsunami warning following the quake. Strong tremors were felt in the Chilean capital Santiago.

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The epicentre of the earthquake was monitored at 61.7 degrees south latitude and 55.6 degrees west longitude. It hit at a depth of 10 km, Xinhua reported.

Further details are awaited.

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