M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A 10-km (6.2 miles) deep earthquake registered as M6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near the South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. 

The epicenter was located at coordinates 57.789°S 23.959°W or about 203km (126 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands. EMSC registered it M6.3 at a depth of 80 km.

USGS shake intensity map (Credit: USGS)

There were no tsunami warnings issued and there are no reports of infrastructural damage or casualties.

Featured image credit:  Leaflet — Tiles Courtesy of MapQuest — Portions Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency

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