Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Friday, 14 September 1990 at 09:20 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.689°S / 22.794°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
286 km (178 mi) ESE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
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||33 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 14 September 1990 09:20 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 06 Dec 1990 11:29 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|23 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details