Shallow M6.5 earthquake hits east of the South Sandwich Islands

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A strong and shallow earthquake, registered by the USGS as M6.5, hit east of the South Sandwich Islands at 03:03 UTC on September 29, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles).

The epicenter was located 2673.4 km (1661.2 miles) SSW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena.

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

There are likely to be no affected structures in this region.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Regional seismicity

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