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SouthSanwichIslandQuake5-09-17

6.8M Earthquake South Sandwich Islands Region

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A shallow (10.0 km depth) 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck the South Sandwich Island Region Wednesday May 10, 2017.

(2017-05-10 23:23:36 UTC 56.416°S 25.738°W 10.0 km depth)

No Tsunami Warning, Advisory, Watch, or Threat has been issued at this time.

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are a mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction. The predominant vulnerable building types are adobe block with concrete bond beam and low-rise nonductile concrete frame with infill construction.

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