Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 22 August 1967 at 13:02 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.761°S / 24.301°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (224 km / 139 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||10 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 22 August 1967 13:02 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Aug 1967 13:17 UTC| M 5.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|52 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details