Strong quake hits south of Shetland islands

24 Jan 2021 / 09:30 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale was reported south of Shetland Islands at 7.36am today.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the quake was detected 2,556 kilometres (km) south of Puerto Montt, Chile, at a depth of 45 km.

However, it posed no tsunami threat to Malaysia. -Bernama

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