Friday, January 1, 2016

PLANETARY TREMORS: Very Strong Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Hits Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge - USGS! [MAPS]

USGS earthquake location.

January 1, 2016 - INDIAN OCEAN - A magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge at 0200 GMT on Friday (10:00 Beijing time), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 50.5751 degrees south latitude and 139.4469 degrees east longitude.

USGS shakemap intensity.

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, according to NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii and the Japan Meteorological Advisory.

According to the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS), the earthquake can have a no humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

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