Published On: Mon, Jan 29th, 2018

Two earthquakes strike Atlantic – tsunami info issued for South Africa | World | News

The two earthquakes struck in the same region of the coean around 1300 miles from the southern coast of South Africa.

The first struck at 2.03pm GMT and registered 6.5. 

The US tsunami warning centre said there was no threat to the east coast of America or Canada.

They said: “There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada. 

“Based on earthquake information and historic tsunami records, the earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami.”

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an alert assuring those living in the Caribbean a tsunami was not expected. 

They posed a bulletin which said: “AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 6.5 OCCURRED SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA AT 1603 UTC ON SUNDAY JANUARY 28 2018.

“BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA… THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT.”

Two hours later at 6.09pm GMT a second, smaller but still strong 5.0 earthquake was registered in the same region of the Atlantic. 

No tsunami information regarding this second earthquake has yet been issued. 

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