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Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes in south Atlantic, 314 km SE from Falklands

Monday, November 25th 2013 - 15:24 UTC
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake has struck in the South Atlantic, southwest of the Falkland Islands. It says the quake struck at 2:27 a.m. Monday (0627 GMT), about 314 kilometres southeast of the Falklands’ capital, Stanley, and 545 miles east of Ushuaia, Argentina. The depth was a shallow 10 kilometres. Read full article


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  • GFace

    As we say here? “Didjafeelit?”

    (USGS currently says 5.6 though )

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Maybe INDEC translated the figures for Argentine consumption. ;)

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • andy65

    Might have been Cristina breaking wind

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Hector Timerman today claimed responsibility for an earthquake 300kms south of the Falklands .
    “ We will do whatever it takes to dislodge the implanted, colonial, usurping pirates from our sovereign territory” declared Timerman reading from a piece of paper handed to him by a brain dead, semi paralysed milf with a poodle on her lap .
    He then tried to claim the credit for the rising and setting of the sun every day , this was immediately challenged by the gibbering milf half wit who shouted
    “ Liar ! the sun shines out of my arrse !” before losing control of her bowels thus proving it wasn't sunshine up there after all .
    Meanwhile , in the Falklands a 3 month old rockhopper penguin chick was dislodged from a rock by a 10 cm wave caused by the earthquake. It soon swam ashore and rejoined its mummy , daddy and siblings .
    A Falklands spokesperson said “ Move along , nothing to see ”
    And so ended another day in the South Atlantic , where tomorrow , yet another ridiculous claim for the islands will be lodged by the sad little bald eunuch and his dribbling , incoherent boss .

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    But what WOULD happen if Argentina was slightly hit by a Tsunami,

    Make no mistake the nasty silly British will immediately send aid,
    With help from the Falklands,
    Because that’s what we do,

    But what thanks would we get,
    And if it ever ever happened in reverse
    Would CFK offer help to the Falklanders. ??

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 07:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    Every time closer. Every time closer to give to the invasive garbage of the Islas Malvinas Argentinas, the clubbed in the head they deserve.

    It will be much worse than the seism, did not worry about the latter ....:

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    I'm sure they are all quaking in fear at the mighty Argentinean's cartoon video. When exactly are you going to launch this at the Falklands or are you still saving up for a box of matches ?

    It probably has escaped your childish brain that the UK actually has a lot of these things -not to launch satellites, but something nastier - and they work. Go live in your fantasy world -it's all you have got !!

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 10:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • slattzzz

    @6 well I'm sorry malvi if that video was real there is no way that the bloke pulling the polythene off would not be dressed from head to foot in scrubs, overalls, sterile dressing etc, yet there he is with his greasy hair pulling off the cheap polythene held on with a bit of masking tape, just one piece of his dandruff is enough to right that rocket off so try again loser, I can't believe you believe this propaganda ...............well maybe I can your not to bright are you

    Nov 25th, 2013 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • inthegutter

    #6 That is truly pathetic, you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 07:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Usurping Pirate

    Malvi : Conrado Varotto is under investigation for tax fraud and theft in connection with the development of the rocket .
    He has been diverting funds for the project into secret accounts in Uruguay .
    Naturally the government are trying to cover this up , but once Lanata and his friends get hold of it , the project will be quietly cancelled .

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 09:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    #4 Love it.

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • axel arg

    I study geography, and i have never heard that an earthquake might happen in the south atlantic, that's why i was very surprised when i read this news on the headlines of the chanel 7 (the public television), anyway i'm glad to know that there were no damages. According to a report by our conicet (national commission of science and technology), the effects of the earhquake couldn't be suffered by people in tierra del fuego, because of the distance between the place where it happened, and tierra del fuego.

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 José Malvinero

    ANOTHER load of bollocks! Twice in one day, a world record for The Dark Country.

    What was the twat with the steel tape measure trying to do? Impress us with his idiocy? Well it worked.

    Who is the old git who likes to stick his finger in the air, is he trying to remember that the miniature rocket on show has to go up or down? Let me guess, if ANY part of this thing was actually MADE in The Dark Country it WILL only go down.

    10/10 for the joke film.

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    12 axel arg
    I have never heard that an earthquake might happen in the south Atlantic,

    Well today you have learned what those in the way of Tsunami have learned,

    Nothing is impossible,
    And one must be prepared for the unexpected..

    Nov 26th, 2013 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    1o/1o LOL

    @6 In your dreams.

    You have clearly no idea of what a T45 destroyer is designed to track and shoot down-everything!

    Rather than make an ineffectual rocket, why not build a ship that floats and doesn't break down?

    Nov 27th, 2013 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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