Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Saturday, 8 January 2005 at 18:45 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.299°S / 27.956°W (South Atlantic Ocean, Géorgie du Sud et îles Sandwich du Sud)
Volcan le plus près: Protector Shoal (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km NNO de Zavodovski Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
361 km NNO de Montagu Island --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
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||10 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Apr 2005 13:25 UTC| M 5.1 |50.6 km (31.4 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details