Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Shetland Islands (Antarctica) on Sunday, 18 January 1981 at 03:06 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 22 km depth
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.091°S / 55.426°W (Antarctica)
Nearest volcano: Bridgeman Island (128 km / 80 mi)
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||22 km||South Shetland Islands (Antarctica)||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Shetland Islands (Antarctica) 18 January 1981 03:06 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Jan 1981 15:37 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details