Wednesday, March 17, 2010

5.1 Earthquake Near Easter Island

This just in: a 5.1 earthquake has struck near Easter Island at approximately 04:00:26 UTC, Coordinated Universal Time. (Midnight, EDT.)

The quake has a reported depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) and occurred 380 km (235 miles) West of Hanga Roa, Easter Island. No other information is known at this time.

Easter Island is still recovering from the recent tsunami wave that followed in the wake of the disastrous Chilean quake.