Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in three months, Chilean scientists say

Antarctica rocked by 30,000 tremors in three months, Chilean scientists say

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-12-17 12:00

SANTIAGO: More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile, a spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent.

Scientists with the university's National Seismological Center said the small quakes - including one stronger shake of magnitude 6 - were detected in the Bransfield Strait, a 96km ocean channel between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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