Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge at 14:28 UTC on August 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. 

The epicenter was located 987 km (613 miles) SW of Geeveston (population 1 584), 1 021 km (635 miles) SW of Kingston (population 14 371) and 1 030 km (640 miles) SW of Sandy Bay (population 11 334), Tasmania, Australia.

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

The quake was preceded by M5.0 at 12:58 UTC today.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM

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