Scotia Sea hit by massive earthquake of 7.4 magnitudes but no tsunami threat in the region

Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2013

earthquakeThe Scotia Sea suffered a massive earthquake of 7.4 magnitudes but fortunately the tremors did not prompt a Tsunami. This happened in the region of southeast of Chile and Argentina. Officials have confirmed that there will be no tsunami threat and the situation is being closely monitored.


The quake had only a slight depth. USGS indicates to new that the Scotia Sea quake started only twenty miles below sea level. As a result the quake had a broad impact


USGS indicates to news that the Scotia Sea earthquake began roughly five miles south of the South Sandwich Islands. The quake was roughly nine hundred miles south of Argentina. It was also roughly one thousand miles southeast of Chile and seven hundred miles south of the Falkland Islands.


U.S., Canada and Caribbean are not threatened according to a Pacific tsunami agency statement.  There is no tsunami danger expected in the listed regions. Quakes f such magnitude are said to generate tsunami’s which are very dangerous to the cost line.


There may be some possibility that the regions close to the coastline could be affected.

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