Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Southeast Indian Ridge


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Southeast Indian Ridge at 19:58 UTC on March 24, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 0 km.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 1975 km (1 227 miles) ENE of Port-aux-Français (population 45), French Southern Territories and 2 123 km (1 319 miles) WSW of Busselton (21 898), Australia.

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

Southeast Indian Ridge earthquake March 24, 2018Southeast Indian Ridge earthquake March 24, 2018 - Map

Image credit: USGS

Southeast Indian Ridge earthquake March 24, 2018 - Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: USGS


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