Powerful earthquake strikes Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

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Another powerful earthquake hit 50km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on May 28, 2016.

The strong M7.3 quake occurred at 9:47 (UTC). No tsunami warnings, advisories or watches are in effect.

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The strong quake hit a region out of nowhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean at 09:47:01 (UTC).

The epicenter was located at a depth of 93.2 km (57.9 mi), about 2600 km from Ushuaia, Argentina.

No tsunami advisories have been issued.

Visikoi Island and volcanism in the area

Visokoi Island is an uninhabited island in the Traversay Islands group of the South Sandwich Islands. The island is 7.2 km (4.5 miles) long and 4.8 km (3.0 miles) wide. It is capped by Mount Hodson, a volcanic peak (1,005 metres or 3,297 feet), which might have erupted in 1830 and 1930.

A volcano on Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands suddently started erupting after 60 years of dormancy beginning of this month. Are we going to assist to another volcano eruption in the area?

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