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Major earthquake hits in South Atlantic Ocean

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crucial earthquake measuring 7.4 on Richter scale shook the southern Atlantic Ocean early Friday, with an epicenter 316km from islands which have a British Antarctic research station.

According to an observatory in Germany, it occurred approximately 2,414 KM east of the southern tip of Argentina. 

There was no immediate tsunami warning following the quake. The USGS (United States Geological Survey) reported at least five aftershocks.

Quake was centered east-southeast of the remote British-administered South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, which are about 1,000km east of the Falkland Islands.

If in case there are chances of a tsunami it will have a clear path to Rio de Janeiro, the city hosting the ongoing Olympics.

Wefornews bureau
Keynotes: Earthquake, Atlantic Ocean, USGS.

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