Past earthquakes in or near Antarctica: 2020

Updated Dec 7, 2021 18:57 GMT -
During 2020, Antarctica was shaken by 3 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above, 36 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 71 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 9 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0.
Biggest quake: 6.4 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, July, 26 2020 00:54 GMT
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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (119 quakes):
Date and timeMag
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Monday, December 14, 2020 16:08 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 14, 2020 16:08 GMT
4.9

10.6 km
Balleny Islands Region MoreMap
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 06:34 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 9, 2020 3:34 am (GMT -3) (Dec 9, 2020 06:34 GMT)
4.9

10 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:11 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 6, 2020 10:11 pm (GMT +10) (Dec 6, 2020 12:11 GMT)
4.9

10 km
Balleny Islands Region MoreMap
Saturday, December 5, 2020 07:06 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Dec 5, 2020 4:06 am (GMT -3) (Dec 5, 2020 07:06 GMT)
4.3

10 km
42 Km Al E De Base Frei, Antártica, Antarctica MoreMap
Dec 5, 2020 3:48 am (GMT -3) (Dec 5, 2020 06:48 GMT)
5.2

32 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 20:52 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 2, 2020 6:52 am (GMT +10) (Dec 1, 2020 20:52 GMT)
6.0

10 km
Balleny Islands Region MoreMap
Thursday, November 26, 2020 02:00 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 25, 2020 11:00 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 26, 2020 02:00 GMT)
4.2

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, 33 km southeast of Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica MoreMap
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 23:21 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Nov 25, 2020 8:21 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 25, 2020 23:21 GMT)
4.1

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, 46 km east of Villa Las Estrellas, Antarctica MoreMap
Nov 26, 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10) (Nov 25, 2020 22:56 GMT)
5.9

10 km
Balleny Islands Region 3 reportsMoreMap
Nov 26, 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10) (Nov 25, 2020 22:56 GMT)
4.0

10 km
Balleny Islands Region MoreMap
Friday, November 20, 2020 23:22 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 20, 2020 8:22 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 20, 2020 23:22 GMT)
3.7

5 km
37 Km Al SE De Base Frei, Antártica, Antarctica MoreMap
Monday, November 16, 2020 11:21 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 16, 2020 11:21 GMT
4.2

5 km
984 Km Al SE De Puerto Williams, Antarctica MoreMap
Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:29 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Nov 14, 2020 12:29 GMT
3.7

10 km
935 Km Al SE De Puerto Williams, Antarctica MoreMap
Nov 13, 2020 10:33 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 14, 2020 01:33 GMT)
4.6

10 km
974 Km Al SE De Puerto Williams, Antarctica MoreMap
Nov 14, 2020 01:02 GMT
3.4

10 km
977 Km Al SE De Puerto Williams, Antarctica MoreMap
Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:56 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 7, 2020 9:56 am (GMT -3) (Nov 7, 2020 12:56 GMT)
4.7

10 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
Friday, November 6, 2020 23:49 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 6, 2020 8:49 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 6, 2020 23:49 GMT)
6.0

15 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica 2 reportsMoreMap
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 06:20 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 4, 2020 3:20 am (GMT -3) (Nov 4, 2020 06:20 GMT)
4.6

10 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 15:02 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Nov 3, 2020 12:02 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 3, 2020 15:02 GMT)
4.7

10 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
Nov 3, 2020 7:03 pm (GMT +11) (Nov 3, 2020 08:03 GMT)
4.7

36 km
Balleny Islands Region MoreMap
Monday, November 2, 2020 18:45 GMT (1 earthquake)
Nov 2, 2020 3:45 pm (GMT -3) (Nov 2, 2020 18:45 GMT)
4.7

10 km
South Shetland Islands, Antarctica MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.3 x 1014 joules (174 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 9.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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