Tuesday, April 19, 2016

PLANETARY TREMORS: It's Shaking All Over - Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Rocks South Georgia; Magnitude 5.9 Tremor Rattles Isangel, Vanuatu; And Magnitude 5.6 Temblor Strikes Near Illapel, Chile! [MAPS]

USGS earthquake locations of 4.5 magnitude or higher over the last 7 days.

April 19, 2016 - EARTH - The following constitutes several of the most noteworthy earthquakes to the planet over the last 24 hours, as we continue to monitor the global seismic uptick.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks South Georgia

USGS earthquake location.

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake recently struck north of South Georgia on Tuesday (April 19, 2016), as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake bulletin.

The earthquake's epicenter was recorded at 119 kilometers north of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at 1:25 pm of Tuesday (Philippine time).

A slight tremor has also affected nearby areas such as areas of Argentina - Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Puerto Deseado - and Stanley in Falkland Islands.

No casualties were reported as of this posting.

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattles Isangel, Vanuatu

USGS earthquake location.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has struck near the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says.

The earthquake struck 19km west-south-west of  Isangel, Vanuatu, at 13:06:09 (UTC) at a depth of 65.8 km (40.9 miles), the USGS said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue a Pacific-wide tsunami warning.

"Based on all available data a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected," the centre said. 

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes near Illapel in Chile

USGS earthquake location.

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6  was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday.

A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The temblor occurred at a depth of 39.42 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from La Ligua.

- Manila Bulletin | ENT | USGS.                                            

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