BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 5 (UPI) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled Tuesday east of the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean near Argentina, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake was centered about 1,723 miles east-southeast of Stanley on the Falkland Islands and about 2,148 miles east-southeast of Punta Arenas, Chile, the USGS said.
The depth was about six miles.
The South Sandwich Islands, a British overseas territory, are a collection of remote islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. Most of the islands are rugged and mountainous and are permanently covered by snow and ice at higher elevations.
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