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Earthquake Hits South of Africa

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.

Live Science Staff
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