Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region

Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Prince Edward Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Prince Edward Islands region at 23:36 UTC on August 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located 1 597 km (992 miles) SE of Port Saing John's, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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