6.8-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands region

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted South Sandwich Islands region at 23:23:41 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 71.0 km, was initially determined to be at 56.542 degrees south latitude and 25.853 degrees west longitude.

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