Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Indian Ocean

south indian ocean m6.1 earthquake november 14 2023 location map

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit the South Indian Ocean at 07:00 UTC on November 14, 2023. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).

The epicenter was located 1 262 km (788 miles) SW of Sinabang, Indonesia, and 1 318 km (819 miles) SSE of Tangalle, Sri Lanka.

There are no tsunami warnings in effect.

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.

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Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

south indian ocean m6.1 earthquake november 14 2023 emsc regional seismicity

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