Magnitude 6.8 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

2008 February 23 15:57:20 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location57.072°S, 23.398°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionSOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances240 km (150 miles) E of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
285 km (175 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
3645 km (2260 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 9.8 km (6.1 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=175, Nph=175, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2008nud7
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 225 km (140 miles) ESE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands at 8:57 AM MST, Feb 23, 2008 (1:57 PM local time in South Sandwich Is.). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage. The magnitude was furnished by the G.S.

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