Magnitude 7.0 - SCOTIA SEA

2006 August 20 03:41:47 UTC

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Magnitude7.0
Date-Time
Location61.006°S, 34.391°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionSCOTIA SEA
Distances495 km (305 miles) WSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
630 km (390 miles) SW of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
680 km (420 miles) E of Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands
3240 km (2010 miles) N of South Pole, Antarctica
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 5.5 km (3.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=219, Nph=219, Dmin=759.4 km, Rmss=0.83 sec, Gp= 29°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
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Event IDusrqal
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred about 495 km (305 miles) WSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands or about 3240 km (2010 miles) N of South Pole, Antarctica at 9:41 PM MDT, Aug 19, 2006 (Aug 20 at 1:41 AM local time in Scotia Sea). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No damage is expected.
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