Magnitude 7.0 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION

2008 June 30 06:17:43 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude7.0
Date-Time
Location58.169°S, 22.014°W
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
RegionSOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Distances275 km (170 miles) ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
355 km (220 miles) ESE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
3765 km (2340 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 9 km (5.6 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=249, Nph=249, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.36 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2008txal
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 285 km (175 miles) ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands and 3780 km (2350 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, Argentina at 12:17 AM MDT, Jun 30, 2008 (5:17 AM local time in South Sandwich Isl). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

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