Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica


A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica at 23:49 UTC on November 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.8 km (3.6 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 33 km (20 miles).

The epicenter was located 14 km (8.7 miles) SE of Bridgeman Islands and 1 014 km (629 miles) SE of Tolhuin, Argentina.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google


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