A 6.0 Magnitude Earthtquake Struck the South Sandwich Islands Region.

January 22, 2011 – A 6.0 magnitude Earthquake Struck Near the South Sanwich Islands: The quake was originally reported as a 6.2 magnitude, but later downgraded to 6.0 by the USGS (United States Geological Survery). The depth of the quake was originally 33 kilometers (21 miles), but later revised to 10 kilometeres (6 miles). At 56.645 degrees South Latitude, the tremor is in the Antartica region. Earthquakes in this area are relatively rare, with the last tremor greater than 7 occurring on August 4, 2003. That trembler was a 7.6 magnitude event and struck the Scotia Sea new Laurie Island. Of the 350 earthquakes >= 7.0M, only three have occured at or near Antarctica.
Today’s quake was 88 miles east of Visokoi Island, in The South Sandwich Islands (SSI): 172 miles NNE of Bristol island, SSI; 1,360 miles ESE of Stanley, in the Falkland Islands (see map); 1,808 mile ESE of Punta Arenas, Chile; and 2,194 miles southeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The quakes occurred at 3:53AM at the epicenter. It was 12:53AM in New York, 11:53PM (Jan. 21st) in Chicago, 10:53PM in Denver and 9:53 in Los Angeles.
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