Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 29 August 1998 at 08:30 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.737°S / 27.045°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (68 km / 42 mi)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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 29 August 08:30 UTC
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 31 Aug 1998 03:19 UTC| M 5.0 |79.1 km (49.2 mi) depth|57 km (35 mi) distance| USGS | Details