Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

Shallow M7.1 earthquake hits South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

An intense earthquake swarm continues in Bransfield Strait, Antarctica, with a very strong and shallow earthquake registered by CSN Chile and EMSC as M7.1 at 23:36 UTC on January 23, 2021. USGS is reporting it as M6.9 at a depth of 9.6 km (6 miles). The epicenter…

Antarctica hit by 30 000 earthquakes in 3 months

Antarctica hit by 30 000 earthquakes in 3 months

More than 30 000 earthquakes have been registered in the Bransfield Strait, an ocean channel between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, since the end of August 2020, according to the University of Chile. The strait is now expanding 15 cm (6…

Earthquake swarm with magnitudes up to 6.0 near King George Island, Antarctica

Earthquake swarm with magnitudes up to 6.0 near King George Island, Antarctica

Dozens of earthquakes have been registered just south of the King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica over the past 30 days, with magnitudes ranging from 4.7 to 6.0. Human habitation of King George Island is limited to research stations. Over the past…