Sunday, February 28, 2016

PLANETARY TREMORS: Strong 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indian-Antarctica In The Indian Ocean, South Of Australia - USGS! [MAPS]

USGS earthquake location.

February 28, 2016 - ANTARCTICA - A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the Indian Ocean between Antarctica and Australia, seismologists say.

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

The earthquake, which struck at about 21:29:43 UTC on Sunday, and was centered about 1106 kilometers (687 miles) southwest of Geeveston, Australia.

USGS shakemap intensity.

The earthquake struck at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) below the seabed, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The earthquake was not strong enough to generate a tsunami, and no alerts were issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre.

No damage or casualties were expected from the temblor.

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