Largest earthquakes in or near Antarctica on record since 1900

Updated Dec 4, 2021 04:20 GMT -
Since 1900, Antarctica has had 1 quake of magnitude 8.1, 15 quakes between 7.0 and 8.0, and 84 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0.
Biggest quake: 8.1 quake South Pacific Ocean March, 25 1998 03:12 GMT
Most recent quake: 6.2 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Oct 4, 2021 1:54 am (GMT -2)
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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 6.1 or higher (100 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Mar 25, 1998 03:12 GMT
8.1

10 km
South Pacific Ocean MoreMap
Sunday, November 17, 2013 06:04:55 (Nov 17, 2013 09:04 GMT)
7.8

10 km
617 km (383 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, 1 reportMoreMap
Aug 4, 2003 04:37 GMT
7.6

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, MoreMap
Aug 28, 1933 22:19 GMT
7.5

35 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Jan 2, 2006 06:10 GMT
7.4

13 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Monday, July 15, 2013 12:03:43 (Jul 15, 2013 14:03 GMT)
7.3

31 km
171 km (106 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Oct 22, 1983 04:21 GMT
7.2

24 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Aug 22, 2021 7:33 pm (GMT -2) (Aug 22, 2021 21:33 GMT)
7.1

10 km
213 km (132 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 4 reportsMoreMap
Jan 23, 2021 7:36 pm (GMT -4) (Jan 23, 2021 23:36 GMT)
7.0

10 km
134 km (83 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, 54 reportsMoreMap
Aug 20, 2006 03:41 GMT
7.0

13 km
South Atlantic Ocean MoreMap
Jan 30, 1987 22:29 GMT
7.0

48 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Oct 6, 1973 15:07 GMT
7.0

33 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Feb 8, 1971 21:04 GMT
7.0

13 km
South Atlantic Ocean, MoreMap
Mar 9, 1943 09:48 GMT
7.0

20 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Jan 24, 1938 10:31 GMT
7.0

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean MoreMap
Mar 21, 1926 14:19 GMT
7.0

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
Jul 11, 1983 12:56 GMT
6.9

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, MoreMap
Aug 21, 2021 10:45 pm (GMT -2) (Aug 22, 2021 00:45 GMT)
6.8

10 km
180 km (112 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 2 reportsMoreMap
Saturday, November 16, 2013 00:34:31 (Nov 16, 2013 03:34 GMT)
6.8

10 km
555 km (345 mi)South Atlantic Ocean, 3 reportsMoreMap
Mar 23, 1945 23:14 GMT
6.8

10 km
South Pacific Ocean MoreMap
Jan 14, 1936 05:36 GMT
6.8

10 km
South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1017 joules (57806 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5 x 107 tons of TNT or 3108.6 atomic bombs!) More info

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