Strong M6.3 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

Strong M6.3 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 00:53 UTC on July 26, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles).

The epicenter was located 187 km (116 miles) SE of Thule Island, 210 km (131 miles) SE of Bristol Islands, and 2 548 km (1 580 miles) E of Tolhuin, Argentina.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

The quake was followed by M5.2 at 03:59 UTC.

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