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22 Jan 2019 | 01:36 PM UTC

South Africa: 6.7-magnitude quake strikes near Prince Edward Islands Jan. 22

Underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale strikes off Prince Edward Islands January 22; no tsunami warning immediately issued

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Event

The United States Geological Survey observed an underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter scale near the Prince Edward Islands, located at 43.078°S, 42.226°E, at 22:01 (local time) on Tuesday, January 22. The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi) and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued any tsunami alert as of 22:30. Aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in coastal South Africa are advised to monitor the situation and adhere to any advice or instructions issued by the local authorities.

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