Very strong and shallow M7.1 quake hits Southeast Indian Ridge

Very strong and shallow M7.1 quake hits Southeast Indian Ridge

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M7.1 by USGS hit Southeast Indian Ridge at 22:24 UTC on December 4, 2015. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is also reporting M7.1 at a depth of 10 km. Australia Geoscience is reporting M7.2 at a depth of 0 km.

According to the USGS, epicenter was located 1 020 km (634 miles) ENE of Heard Island, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and 2 961 km (1 840 miles) SW of Busselton, Australia.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles) radius.

USGS issued green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Image credit: USGS

Featured image credit: USGS

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