Shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

Shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge at 14:46 UTC on April 18, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles).

The epicenter was located 1 042 km (647 miles) SW of Geeveston and 1 075 km (668 miles) SW of Kingston, Tasmania, Australia.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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