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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands

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Shefali Kohli
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6.2 magnitude earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands
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South Sandwich Island, October 25: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck near King Edward Point of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday morning.
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The earthquake struck at 5:43 am (IST) at the depth of 139 kilometers. Also Read: New Delhi: Air quality remains 'very poor' with overall AQI of 323   "Earthquake of Magnitude 6.2, Occurred on 25-10-2022, 05:43:09 IST, Lat: -58.68 & Long: -26.15, Depth: 139 Km, Location: 800km SE of King Edward Point, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands," National Center for Seismology tweeted. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is a remote collection of islands, consisting of South Georgia and a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands. J-K: Third earthquake hits Katra in span of 2 days The South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited, and a very small non-permanent population resides on South Georgia. Reportedly, there are no scheduled passenger flights or ferries to or from the territory, although visits by cruise liners to South Georgia are increasingly popular, with several thousand visitors each summer. Also Read: Punjab: Families of martyred soldiers celebrate Diwali with BSF in Pathankot -PTC News with ANI inputs
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