Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 18 December 2002 at 14:12 (GMT)
Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 18 Dec 2002 14:12:21 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 57.092°S / 24.981°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Candlemas Island (102 km / 63 mi)
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||10 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Dec 2002 14:17 UTC| M 5.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details