Major Earthquakes Hit Southern East Pacific Rise (6.0) and South Georgia Island Region (6.1); 7.7 Great Earthquake Hits South Georgia Island Region

6.0 AND GREATER EARTHQUAKES ARE REPORTED ON THIS SITE AND ALL EARTHQUAKE STATS PERTAIN ONLY TO 6.0 AND GREATER MAGNITUDE QUAKES.

SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE 8-18-16

Map: CSEM-EMSC

A major 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Southern East Pacific Rise on August 18, 2016, at 18:09:44.3 UTC, at a depth of 10 km, reported CSEM-EMSC.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION 8-19-16

Map: CSEM-EMSC

A great 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit the South Georgia Island region on August 19, 2016, at 0733 UTC (0333 EDT), at a depth of 34 miles, reported the National Tsunami Warning Center, Palmer, AK.

The National Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Information Statement on August 19, 2016, at 0341 am EDT.

SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGION 8-19-16

Map: CSEM-EMSC

A major 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the South Georgia Island region on August 19, 2016, at 17:33:43 UTC, at a depth of 9 km, reported Geoscience Australia (not finalized)…Read more

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