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An earthquake has struck south of Africa. The preliminary magnitude of today's quake was 5.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a tsunami warning. Details from the USGS:


Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 14:11:08 UTC

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 04:11:08 PM at epicenter

Location: 52.100°S, 28.128°E

Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

903 km (561 miles) SW of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands

1664 km (1033 miles) E of Bouvet Island

2483 km (1542 miles) S of Durban, South Africa

2530 km (1572 miles) S of MASERU, Lesotho

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.