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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 19 April 2016
19 Apr 05:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Apr 19 05:56: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 6.2.
Apr 19 06:02: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Date & time: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 05:25 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.72°S / 27.36°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (55 km / 34 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
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 Apr 05:25 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
Tue, 19 Apr 05:25 UTCM 6.3 / 20 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: South Sandwich Islands Region, 19 Apr 2016 05h25

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 21 Sep 2016 14:46 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Sep 2016 18:03 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Aug 2016 19:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Aug 2016 15:15 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jul 2016 16:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jul 2016 11:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 23 Jun 2016 19:05 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Jun 2016 08:49 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Jun 2016 20:10 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 May 2016 10:05 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Apr 2016 07:54 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Apr 2016 21:47 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 19 April 2016
 

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