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Major mag. 7.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 28 May 2016

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 28 May 2016

Major mag. 7.1 earthquake  - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 28 May 2016
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 108.0 to 96.0 km.
May 28 09:59: Magnitude recalculated from 7.0 to 7.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 96.0 to 10.0 km.
May 28 10:00: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 7.2.
May 28 10:20: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 75.0 km.
Date & time: Sat, 28 May 09:47:00 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.26°S / 27.02°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Zavodovski (40 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^15 J (783 GWh / 6.7*10^5 tons of TNT / 42.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 28 May 2016
Sat, 28 May 09:47 UTCM 7.2 / 90 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
Sat, 28 May 09:46 UTCM 7.2 / 72.7 km- 58km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsUSGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Tue, 17 Jan 2017
Tue, 17 Jan 09:21 UTCM 5.3 / 51 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
Tue, 7 Feb 14:26 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Sun, 12 Feb 04:01 UTCM 5.1 / 39 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Wed, 15 Feb 03:05 UTCM 5.2 / 72 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Thu, 30 Mar 13:13 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 30 Mar 21:58 UTCM 5.0 / 10.6 km - [info]- 150km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
Mon, 10 Apr 03:13 UTCM 5.0 / 38 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Wed, 3 May 2017
Wed, 3 May 17:24 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Wed, 10 May 2017
Wed, 10 May 22:08 UTCM 5.0 / 95.1 km - [info]- 87km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Wed, 10 May 23:23 UTCM 6.5 / 10 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 May 2017 (10 earthquakes)
Thu, 11 May 01:09 UTCM 5.5 / 10 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 May 01:16 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 11 May 09:33 UTCM 5.1 / 36 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 11 May 15:41 UTCM 5.7 / 22.2 km - [info]- 83km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Thu, 11 May 15:57 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info]South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GFZ
Thu, 11 May 16:04 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 11 May 16:05 UTCM 5.3 / 35 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Thu, 11 May 16:36 UTCM 5.0 / 10 km - [info]- 114km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Thu, 11 May 18:34 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]- 100km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Thu, 11 May 22:50 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info]- 101km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Fri, 12 May 2017
Fri, 12 May 05:21 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]- 88km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Sat, 13 May 2017
Sat, 13 May 04:06 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Mon, 15 May 2017
Mon, 15 May 17:02 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info]- 88km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Mon, 15 May 21:12 UTCM 5.4 / 10 km - [info]- 123km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS
Tue, 16 May 2017
Tue, 16 May 14:42 UTCM 5.1 / 10 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC
Mon, 29 May 2017
Mon, 29 May 04:55 UTCM 5.0 / 12 km - [info] SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION[Map]EMSC

 

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