7.2-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands region -- USGS

2013-07-15 14:23:29 GMT2013-07-15 22:23:29(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale jolted South Sandwich Islands region on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 73.80 km, was initially determined to be at 60.6170 degrees south latitude and 25.3710 degrees west longitude.

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