Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 12 January 1960 at 03:09 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.667°S / 27.135°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (65 km / 40 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||35 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 12 January 03:09 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 Jul 1960 11:55 UTC| M 5.8 |80 km (49.7 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details