Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Mauritius - Reunion region, Indian Ocean

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Mauritius - Reunion region, Indian Ocean

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit Mauritius - Reunion region at 14:05 UTC on May 12, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

The epicenter was located about 413 km (257 miles) NE of Port Mathurin, Mauritius.

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

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

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

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Comments

John Grobler 1 month ago

Wasn't this where that strange ping that rang like a bell around the Earth was detected some time ago? And where there's an under-water volcano rising?

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