Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 5 April 1960 at 07:17 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.562°S / 24.872°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (186 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
184 km (114 mi) SE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) SSE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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||15 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 5 April 1960 07:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Apr 1960 12:36 UTC| M 5.9 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details