Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 29 November 1975 at 10:46 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 51 km depth
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 57.76°S / 25.339°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Michael (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) NE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) NNE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) SE of Zavodovski 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||51 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 29 November 1975 10:46 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 02 Apr 1976 20:33 UTC| M 5.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|43 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 22 Dec 1975 06:42 UTC| M 5.4 |103 km (64 mi) depth|28 km (18 mi) distance| USGS | Details