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Magnitude-7.0 Quake Strikes Southwest Off Falkland Islands

Magnitude-7.0 Quake Strikes Southwest Off Falkland Islands

By J. Brock (FINN)

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake has struck in the South Atlantic, southwest of the Falkland Islands at 2:27 a.m. Monday (0627 GMT), about 195 miles (314 miles) southeast of Stanley. The depth was a shallow 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

According to the USGS says the quake followed four others that all measured more than 5.0, over a two-hour period leading up to the big quake. It says such quakes are uncommon in the region. Only 15 quakes of more than 5.0 had been measured in the region in the previous 40 years.

Earthquake location, magnitude and time of event: -53.8813 -54.8821(M7.0 - South Atlantic Ocean - 2013-11-25 06:27:33 UTC)



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