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Strong M6.1 earthquake hits near Bristol Island volcano, South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean at 06:51 UTC on January 20, 2020. The agency reported at depth of 91.3 km (56.7 miles). EMSC registered it as M6.1 at a depth of 115 km (71.4...

January 20, 2020

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First eruption of Mount Sourbaya in 60 years continues, far South Atlantic Ocean

On April 24, 2016, satellite sensors detected a volcanic eruption at Bristol Island's Mount Sourbaya, far South Atlantic Ocean, between South America and Antarctica. It was Sourbaya's first detected eruption in the last 60 years. Imagery obtained one month...

June 01, 2016


Bristol Island volcano showing first signs of activity since 1956

Data collected by the Landsat-8 satellite suggests the Bristol Island volcano, which hasn't erupted since 1956, may have entered a phase of increased activity in late April 2016. The clear weather view has shown a plume of gas and steam which may have contained...

May 05, 2016

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M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A 10-km (6.2 miles) deep earthquake registered as M6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near the South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 57.789°S 23.959°W or about 203km (126 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South...

July 26, 2013