German center: 7.3 magnitude quake in South Atlantic

BERLIN (AP) " A German earthquake monitoring center says that a 7.3 magnitude quake has occurred in the South Atlantic.

The Potsdam-based German Research Centre for Geosciences, or GFZ, says the quake struck the South Georgia Island Region at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) early Friday.

The site is about 1,500 miles east of the southern tip of Argentina.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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