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Russian polar explorers not affected by earthquake in the Antarctic

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported earlier that the earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 was reported in the area of South Shetland Islands

BUENOS AIRES, January 24. /TASS/. Russian explorers working at the Bellingshausen polar station were not affected by the strong earthquake occurred near Antarctic shores, the Russian embassy in Chile told TASS.

"Everything is fine with the staff of our Bellingshausen station. We have not yet received any data about the evacuation of Station employees," the diplomatic mission sessions.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Center reported earlier that the earthquake with the magnitude of 7.0 was reported in the area of South Shetland Islands, where a series of Antarctic research stations are located, including the Bellingshausen Station.