Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Monday, 2 June 1997 at 21:24 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 57.776°S / 25.466°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Michael (58 km / 36 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (54 mi) NE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (133 mi) NNE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) SE of Zavodovski Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||33 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 2 June 1997 21:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 26 Aug 1997 03:55 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|67 km (42 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 26 Aug 1997 03:27 UTC| M 5.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details