Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Friday, 18 August 1995 at 02:16 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 42 km depth
Depth: 41.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.934°S / 28.832°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (47 km / 29 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
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||42 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 18 August 02:16 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 18 Aug 1995 02:20 UTC| M 5.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|33 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details