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. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.6 Magnitude Hits Grindavik in Iceland
Chile’s interior ministry issued a tsunami warning following the quake. Strong tremors were felt in the Chilean capital Santiago. Also Read - Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude Hits Myanmar, No Casualties so Far
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. Also Read - Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Strikes Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand
Further details are awaited.