Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits off the South Sandwich Islands


PUBLISHED Wed, May 10, 2017 - 8:23pm EDT
Credit: Google


A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck the South Atlantic Ocean near the South Sandwich Islands, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. (more)





The earthquake, which struck at 9:23 p.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered about 75 kilometers (46 miles) northeast of Visokoi Island in the Traversay Island group, which is part of the British overseas territory known as the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI).

The earthquake struck at a depth of just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Because Wednesday's earthquake struck an uninhabited region, no damage or casualties are expected.

"Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from his earthquake. No action is required," Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement to member countries. No tsunami warnings have been issued.





  South Sandwich Islands     

 



LEAVE COMMENTS



.

 


Happening Now

Turkey earthquake: Moderate tremor hits near Muğla

WATCH LIVE: Ongoing incident on Oxford Street in London

False alarm causes mass panic on London’s Oxford Street

3 UN peacekeepers killed during attack in northeast Mali

Militants attack mosque in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 235





BNO NEWS RADIO


Listen to "BNO News - Breaking News Radio" on Spreaker.




SIGN-UP BREAKING ALERTS



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!




LIVE WIRE


Turkey earthquake: Moderate tremor hits near Muğla

False alarm causes mass panic on London’s Oxford Street

Texas state trooper shot dead along I-45, suspect taken into custody

Taiwan earthquake: Moderate quake hits near Chiayi

Large fire and explosion along I-75 near Auburn Hills, Michigan





VIDEOS


‘Paradise Papers’: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross hid Russian interest

Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

DNAinfo and Gothamist shut down due insufficient revenue

3 dead in shooting at Walmart in Thornton, Colorado

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon resigns over allegations