Strong earthquake strikes South Sandwich Islands
Strong earthquake tremors were felt in the South Sandwich Islands at around 8:33 am. It measured 7.0 on the Richter scale. So far no tsunami warning has been issued by the National Center for Seismology.
The South Sandwich Islands, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the remote and inhospitable areas of the islands. Which includes South Georgia and a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands.
Why does an earthquake happen?
The main reason for the occurrence of earthquakes is the collision of plates inside the earth. Experts say that there are 7 plates inside the earth which are constantly rotating. When these plates collide at some place, there is a fault line zone and the corners of the surface are twisted and due to this pressure builds up there and the plates start breaking. Due to the breaking of these plates, the energy inside finds a way out, due to which the earth shakes and we call it an earthquake.
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