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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit South Sandwich Islands region at 03:29 UTC on August 14, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 25 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.1 at a depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). According to the USGS,...

August 14, 2018

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Thermal anomaly on Mount Michael, possible strombolian activity

A satellite image captured by NASA/USGS Landsat-8 on January 31, 2018 show a thermal anomaly present in the summit crater of Mount Michael volcano on Saunders Island, South Atlantic Ocean. "The anomaly is clearly an indicator that some elevated activity has...

February 05, 2018

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Gas emission observed over Mount Michael, South Atlantic Ocean

Satellite images acquired October 15, 2017 show what appears to be a gas emission originating from Mount Michael on Saunders Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Prior to August 2015, the most recent eruptive activity detected was in the second half of 2012. Gas emissions...

October 21, 2017

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit South Sandwich Islands at 08:07 UTC on September 4, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 80 km (49.7 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

September 04, 2017

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Shallow M6.5 earthquake hits off South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit off South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at 23:23 UTC on May 10, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located 2373.3 km (1474.7 miles) SSW of Edinburgh of the...

May 11, 2017

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Very strong and shallow M7.4 earthquake hits South Georgia island region

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.4 hit South Georgia island region at 07:32 UTC on August 19, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was located about 261 km (162 miles) W of South Georgia, 293 km...

August 19, 2016

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Very strong M7.3 earthquake at intermediate depth hits South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit the South Sandwich Islands region at 09:47 UTC on May 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 93.2 km (57.9 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw7.2 at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). According to the USGS, the...

May 28, 2016

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered in South Sandwich Islands region at 22:00 UTC on February 16, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 145 km (90 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and 2 518

February 17, 2015

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Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake struck South Sandwich Islands region

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.9 (downgraded from M7.1) on the Richter scale struck South Sandwich Islands region, South Atlantic Ocean, on June 29, 2014, at 07:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 16.5 km (10.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.2

June 29, 2014

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Volcanic plume over Southern Atlantic Ocean revealed through false-color imagery

The South Sandwich Islands, in the far southern Atlantic Ocean, are often shrouded with thick cloud, making it difficult to view the region from space. Sometimes, however, the use of false-color imagery can be used to reveal events that would otherwise be obscured under

April 30, 2014

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M 6.8 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

M 6.8 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean on March 11, 2014 at 02:44 UTC. The epicenter was located 418 km (260 miles) ESE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands at coordinates 60.839°S 19.957°W. All

March 11, 2014

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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

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Very strong M 7.3 earthquake struck South Sandwich Islands region

A vey strong earthquake with recorded magnitude of 7.3 (USGS and EMSC preliminary reports) struck south of South Sandwich Islands on July 15, 2013 at 14:03 UTC. Both USGS and EMSC measured depth at 30 km. Epicenter was located at sea, 185km (115mi) SSE

July 15, 2013

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Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands

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)

March 19, 2013

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Magnitude 6.0 and 5.2 - South Sandwich Islands region

Shalow earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck  South Sandwich Islands region today at 05:53:41 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was 138 km (85 miles) E of Visokoi Island and 281 km (174 miles) NNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (56.670°S, 25.018°W) at

January 22, 2012

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Strong earthquakes in Antarctic region - 6.6 and 6.2 near South Shetland Islands

Very strong  earthquake magnitude 6.6 struck near Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands in Antarctic region. There are no people living within a radius of several hundred km. According to USGS magnitude 6.6 occur 539 km (334 miles) West of Coronation Island,

January 15, 2012

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit South Sandwich Islands area

Mggnitude 6.2 earthquake hit South Sandwich Islands region today at 09:54:55 UTC (07:54:55 AM Local Time). Epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) NW of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands and 354 km (219 miles) NNW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands (55.980°S,

December 11, 2011

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Underwater Antarctic volcanoes discovered in the Southern Ocean

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the

July 12, 2011