A magnitude 5.9 earthquake recently struck north of South Georgia on Tuesday (April 19, 2016), as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake bulletin. The earthquake’s epicenter was recorded at 119 kilometers north of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at 1:25 pm of Tuesday (Philippine time).

A slight tremor has also affected nearby areas such as areas of Argentina – Ushuaia, Rio Gallegos, Puerto Deseado – and Stanley in Falkland Islands.  No casualties were reported as of this posting. READ MORE