Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands

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Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 03:29:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 121 km (75 miles) E of Bristol Island, Antarctica at coordinates 58.915°S, 24.410°W. USGS registered depth of 31.3 km (19.4) miles whereas EMSC reported M6.0 at depth of 100 km (62.13 miles).

According to GDACS, this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

There are no people living within 100 km radius of the earthquake.

 

Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 03:29:00 UTC
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 01:29:00 AM at epicenter
Location 58.915°S, 24.410°W
Depth 31.3 km (19.4 miles)
Region SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances 121 km (75 miles) E of Bristol Island, Antarctica
2665 km (1655 miles) ESE of Ushuaia, Argentina
2900 km (1801 miles) SE of Rio Gallegos, Argentina
2906 km (1805 miles) ESE of Punta Arenas, Chile
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 16.7 km (10.4 miles); depth +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles)
Parameters NST= 52, Nph= 61, Dmin=903.9 km, Rmss=1.36 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000fnl4
Intensity shake map of the  earthquake. Credits: USGS Intensity shake map of the earthquake. Credits: USGS

 

Featured image: USGS Shake Map

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