Strong quake strikes north of Antarctica

The quake stuck north of Antarctica near the near the South Sandwich Islands chain. Photo: Screenshot / GoogleMaps

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake has struck north of Antarctica late this morning but it is not expected to cause a tsunami.

The US Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 98km northeast of Visokoi Island, part of the South Sandwich Islands archipelago.

The quake was very shallow, at a depth of only about 10 km below the seabed. /radionz