Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake near Balleny Islands / South Magnetic Pole

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake near Balleny Islands / South Magnetic Pole

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS was recorded near Balleny Islands / South Magnetic Pole at 20:48 UTC on October 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 1 901.7 km (1 181.6 miles) SW of Bluff (population 1 938) and 1 922.7 km (1 194.7 miles) SSW of Invercargill (population 47 287), New Zealand.

M6.3 Balleny Islands region October 8, 2017

Image credit: USGS

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

Tsunami is not expected.

Regional seismicity

Balleny Islands region - regional seismicity

Image credit: EMSC

Featured image credit: USGS

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