August 2016– SOUTH ATLANTIC – A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale was reported in the Atlantic Ocean, to the south-east of Argentina on Friday. According to an observatory in Germany, it occurred about 1,500 miles east of the southern tip of Argentina.
The German Research Center for Geosciences said that the earthquake struck early on Friday, August 19th and the epicenter was near the British administered South Georgia Island region. No tsunami alert has been issued by authorities. The US Geological Survey said that the epicenter was 195 miles (316 kilometers) from islands hosting a British Antarctic research station. The quake struck at 5:32 am local time (0732 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers. –IB Times