Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Wednesday, 6 November 1985 at 08:15 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 132 km depth
Depth: 132.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.716°S / 26.223°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (34 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 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||132 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 6 November 1985 08:15 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 28 Apr 1986 17:38 UTC| M 5.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 24 Apr 1986 02:58 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|60 km (37 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 13 Apr 1986 11:20 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|69 km (43 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Feb 1986 02:47 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|57 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details