An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the Atlantic Ocean

July 16, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred on Monday at the South Sandwich Islands (Atlantic Ocean) in the sub-Antarctic, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 187 kilometers from the uninhabited island of Bristol. The center of aftershocks at the depth of 50 kilometers.

The tsunami in the region is possible as a local phenomenon, and will not be wearing a destructive nature, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States.

Source: RIA Novosti

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