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M6.1 earthquake - 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 03:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday, 19 March 2013
19 Mar 04:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 31 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 03:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:29
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 31.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.9152°S / 24.4095°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (124 km / 77 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 19 Mar 03:29 UTCM 6.1 / 31.3 km121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsUSGS
Tue, 19 Mar 03:29 UTCM 6.0 / 28 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
Tue, 19 Mar 03:29 UTCM 6.1 / 31 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu

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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands, 19 Mar 2013 03h29

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 Aug 2013 22:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 121km E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday, 19 March 2013

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