Very strong earthquakes detected SE of Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean – Strongest one M 7.0

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A series of very strong and shallow earthquakes has been detected southeast of Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean, early on November 25, 2013.

The first earthquake in series was M 5.1 that hit at 10:09 UTC today. USGS is currently reporting two earthquakes at 06:27 UTC – M 5.1 and very strong M 7.0. The fourth earthquake in series was M 5.4 at 06:41 UTC. 

M 5.5 followed at 07:21 UTC.

All depths ranged from 10 – 15.1 km. 

Epicenters are located approximately 321 km (199 miles) SE of Stanley, Falkland Islands and 872 km (542 miles) E of Ushuaia, Argentina – 53.881°S 54.882°W.

No tsunami warning was issued. There are no people living within 100 km radius.

On November 16, 2013 a swarm of earthquakes was reported near Orkney Islands, SE of today's M 7.0. That swarm was crowned by massive 7.8 earthquake on November 17. 

November 25, 2013 – Earthquake locations SE of Falkland Islands. Image credit: USGS

Significant worldwide earthquakes in last 36 days

Significant worldwide earthquakes October 19 – November 25, 2013. Map image credit: USGS. Edit: The Watchers. Data source: USGS

Featured image: USGS

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