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"Strong quakes rattle
WASHINGTON: Two strong earthquakes 40 minutes apart rocked the
remote South Orkney Islands in Antarctica on Sunday, experts
from the US Geological Survey said.
The epicentre of the first, a magnitude 6.5 temblor, was at a
depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), some 464 kilometres west of
Coronation Island, the USGS said. No destructive tsunami was
created, according to a US-based warning centre.
The quake occurred at 1340 GMT, and about 40 minutes later the
region was struck by an aftershock measured at 6.2, according to