Strong M 6.2 earthquake at Pacific - Antarctic Ridge

Strong M 6.2 earthquake at Pacific - Antarctic Ridge

Strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.2 occurred in Pacific - Antarctic Ridge (62.580°S, 161.397°W) on January 15, 2013 at 16:09:37 UTC. According to USGS, the epicenter was at the depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) while EMSC recorded M 6.1 at depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). 

10-degree Map Centered at 65°S,160°W - recent activity (Credit: USGS)

The epicenter is far from any settlements. The nearest place is Antarctic, nearly 1000 km ENE and New Zealand, some 2500 km SSE.

Location62.580°S, 161.397°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
Distances1029 km (639 miles) ENE of Scott Island Bank, Antarctica
2570 km (1596 miles) SSE of Dunedin, New Zealand
2617 km (1626 miles) SE of Invercargill, New Zealand
2617 km (1626 miles) SE of Gore, New Zealand
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 27 km (16.8 miles); depth +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles)
ParametersNST= 58, Nph= 58, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.07 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type="moment" magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method)(Mi/Mwp),Version=7
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusb000epcu


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