Magnitude 7.1 quake hits close to Antarctica - USGS

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(Reuters) – A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on Monday in the southern Atlantic Ocean, close to the South Sandwich Islands north of Antarctica, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.5, was in a remote area and fairly deep underground.

The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in an advisory that it did not cause a tsunami threat.

(Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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