Sunday, 21 August 2016

Two Strong earthquakes hit South Georgia/South Sandwich Islands region

In the space of 2 days, two strong earthquakes over the magnitude of 6 has hit an area to the northwest of the East Scotia Ridge between South Georgia Island and the South Sandwich Islands. The first quake struck with a magnitude of 7.4 on the 19th August 2016 at 07:32 UTC with a depth of 10km, and then on the 21st August 2016 a second quake struck the same area with a magnitude of 6.4 at 03:45 UTC also with a depth of 10km.

7.4 magnitude earthquake on 19th August 2016. SOURCE: USGS.

6.4 magnitude earthquake on 21st August 2016. SOURCE: USGS.

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