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Strong Earthquake Shakes South Pole
Latest Updated by 2006-08-21 09:20:34
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An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale shook the South Pole on Sunday noon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.  

The quake occurred at around 12:41 a.m. Tokyo time (0341 GMT). Its epicenter is at 61.0 degrees southern latitude and 34.5 degrees western longitude, according to the agency.  

The quake's magnitude could produce a tsunami in shallow waters,the agency said. It added that the quake posed no tsunami threat to Japan.
 
Editor: Yan

By: Source: China View website
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