Very strong earthquake M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

Very strong earthquake M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 struck Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean, on April 15, 2014 at 03:57 UTC. USGS reported depth of 11.7 km (7.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 earthquake at depth of 10 km.

Epicenter was located 364 km (226 miles) ENE of Bouvet Island and 2279 km (1416 miles) SSW of Hermanus, South Africa.

There are no people living within 100 km radius; Bouvet Island is uninhabited subantarctic volcanic island and dependency of Norway.

Tsunami wave was not detected.

Image credit: USGS


  1. 6.9Bouvet Island region2014-04-15 03:57:02 UTC11.7 km
  2. 5.1166km E of Visokoi Island,2014-04-11 14:22:06 UTC10.0 km
Source: USGS (Updated: 05:49 UTC on April 15, 2014)

Featured image: USGS

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