Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 15 September 1966 at 11:51 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.256°S / 26.922°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) S of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||20 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 15 September 1966 11:51 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 11 Oct 1966 06:25 UTC| M 6.1 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 11 October 1966 at 06:25 (GMT)