July 15, 2013 – A Very Powerful 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Near the South Sandwich Islands (see map): A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit south of Bristol Island in the South Sandwich Islands. No tsunami alert exists. The considerable 7.3 magnitude temblor hit at 2:03PM (GMT) July 15, 2013. It was 12:03PM local time.
It was initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake before being upgraded, by the USGS, to 7.3. It occurred at a depth of 31 kilometers (19 miles). If this quake had occurred near a large city, it would have been catastrophic. However, since it occurred far out at sea; no damage was done and no tsunami alert was issued.
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