Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Third Quake > 6.0 In 24 Hours: Strong M6.5 Earthquake Hits Bouvet Island In Southern Atlantic

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits Bouvet Island in Southern Atlantic

A strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hit Bouvet Island situated in the southern Atlantic Ocean on December 13, 2017 at a depth of 15.7 km (9.8 mi). In contrast, EMSC is reporting M6.5 BUT A DEPTH OF 300 km (186 miles). This is the third strong earthquake above M6.0 after two hit Iran within the last 24 hours (M6.1 and M6.2), during which at least 58 have been injured.

In case you don’t know where Bouvet Island is… Here you go! It’s somehow close to Antarctica:

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This third M6.0+ earthquake was preceded by a M6.2 earthquake that hit southeastern Iran at 08:43 UTC (12:13 local time) and a second – a M6.1 earthquake – that hit 12 hours later on December 12, 2017. Meanwhile numerous aftershocks are rattling the region. The M6.1 earthquake also injured at least 58 people. Here some pictures:

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