Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Southwest Indian Ridge

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Southwest Indian Ridge

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Southwest Indian Ridge at 21:19 UTC on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).

M5.1 earthquake was registered at 21:12 UTC, another M5.1 at 21:25 and M4.9 at 21:29.

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

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Featured image credit: Google, TW/SAM


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