April 17, 2012 – A 6.2 Magnitude Quake Struck the South Atlantic Ocean: The 6.2 tremor that hit east of South Georgia (pictured below) and the South Sandwich Islands (a British Overseas Territory) was the third quake today, greater than 6.0 magnitude (M). A 6.7M hit east of Valparaiso, Chile at 3:50AM (GMT); followed three+ hours later by a 6.8M at 7:13AM east of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea; and now a 6.2M in the far south Atlantic Ocean (see map).
The tremor occurred 349 miles east of Bristol Island, the South Sandwich Islands; 420 miles ESE of Visokol Island, 1,668 miles southeast of Stanley, in the Falkland Islands; and 2,542 miles southeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The quake occurred at 6:03PM near the epicenter, 3:03PM in New York, 2:03PM in Chicago, 1:03PM in Denver, 12:03PM in Los Angeles and 7:03PM in London, England.
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