Strong M 6.7 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

Strong M 6.7 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS) occurred east of South Sandwich Islands in southwestern Atlantic Ocean at 19:25 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 58.208°S 12.950°W at depth of 26.1km (16.2miles). EMSC recorded depth of 60 km with same magnitude.

USGS shake intensity map (Credit: USGS)

This is the remote area with no population around 100 km from the epicenter.

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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