6.8 magnitude quake hits east of South Sandwich Islands region -- USGS

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BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted east of the South Sandwich Islands region at 0303 GMT on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 60.8035 degrees south latitude and 20.0169 degrees west longitude.