Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Wednesday, 16 April 1952 at 14:16 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.763°S / 25.512°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Candlemas Island (79 km / 49 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.3||15 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 16 April 14:16 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Apr 1952 19:26 UTC| M 5.8 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details