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Highly effective Earthquake Strikes South Sandwich Islands Area

  • A strong earthquake shakes the South Sandwich Islands.
  • There were no immediate reports of damage or injury.
  • No tsunami warning issued.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the South Sandwich Islands region in the South Atlantic today, according to a report by the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or structural damage. No tsunami warning was issued.

size 7.5
Appointment time August 12, 2021 6:32:55 PM UTC12. August 2021 16:32:55 near epicenter12. August 2021, 7:32:55 AM standard time in your time zone
location 57.596S 25.187W
depth 63 km
Distances 2,471.3 km (1,532.2 mi) SSW of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, St Helena 2648.8 km (1,642.2 mi) ENE of Ushuaia, Argentina2662.1 km (1,650.5 mi) E of Rio Grande, Argentina2867 .0 km (1,777.6 mi) E of Rio Gallegos, Argentina 2,883.2 km (1,787.6 mi) E of Punta Arenas, Chile
Location uncertainty Horizontal: 9.6 km; Vertical 1.5 km
parameter Nph = 81; Dmin = 796.2 km; Effective value = 0.94 seconds; Gp = 51 °

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) is a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic. It is a remote and inhospitable collection of islands made up of South Georgia Island and a chain of smaller islands known as the South Sandwich Islands. South Georgia is 165 kilometers long and 35 kilometers wide and is by far the largest island in the territory. The South Sandwich Islands are about 700 kilometers southeast of South Georgia. The total land area of ​​the territory is 3,903 km2 (1,507 square miles). The Falkland Islands are about 1,300 kilometers west of their nearest point.

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