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At 2:54 AM EDT, a very strong Magnitude 6.3 earthquake took place off the southernmost tip of Argentina, in the "Drake Passage" at a shallow depth of only ten kilometers.  The quake was so strong, it was felt throughout the entire continent of South America.

The quake is strong enough and shallow enough to trigger a Tsunami, but the location is so far south there are no Tsunami Warning Buoys in the ocean to alert anyone.

The remoteness of the earthquake is noteworthy; almost at the South Pole.  Earth generally does not get earthquakes at either pole, yet this one took place.

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    Jan · 08:13 10/29/2018
    Big quake as pressure flowed down from those big ones up north last week. Usually the pressure flows under the land followering the red plate boundary in the diagram ear the tip of South America and completes out in the ocean bed. Then the pressure goes thru to the other side of the planet and can give rise to a deep quake.
    This is a remarkable and big quake, thanks Hal. They are getting stronger.
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    Robert · 07:46 10/29/2018
    And by some odd coincidence, I was watching an online video on the Drake Passage just last night.
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