Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 9 March 1943 at 09:48 (GMT)
Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.371°S / 28.36°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (116 km / 72 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.0||20 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 9 March 09:48 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 25 Mar 1943 18:27 UTC| M 6.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|89 km (55 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Thursday, 25 March 1943 at 18:27 (GMT)