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.
|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
Featured image: USGS Shake Map
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