Strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Bouvet Island region
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Bouvet Island region, South Atlantic Ocean at 18:53 UTC on October 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). This is the second M6+ earthquake within 24 hours.
The epicenter was located 346 km (214.9 miles) E of Bouvet Island and 2 357.6 km (1 464.9 miles) SSW of Hermanus, South Africa.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
There is no threat of a tsunami from this earthquake.
Bouvet Island is an uninhabited volcanic subantarctic island and dependency of Norway located in the South Atlantic Ocean, outside of the Antarctic Treaty System.
It lies at the southern end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is the most remote island in the world, approximately 2 600 km (1 600 miles) south-southwest of the coast of South Africa and approximately 1 700 km (1 100 miles) north of the Princess Astrid Coast of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.
Featured image credit: USGS
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