Earthquake Magnitude 6.2 Strikes Sandwich Islands, 1/22/2012
January 22, 2012
USGS HAS DOWNGRADED THIS QUAKE TO 6.0
Another large 6.0 magnitude global earthquake (1/21/12 6.3 mag quake in Mexico) has occurred in the South Sandwich Islands region. The USGS is reporting the following including a 5.2 immediate quake following in the same location.
Magnitude 6.2 - SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
2012 January 22 05:53:44 UTC
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Magnitude||6.2 (DOWNGRADED 6.0)|
|Depth||33.4 km (20.8 miles)|
|Region||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION|
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 17.2 km (10.7 miles); depth +/- 5.7 km (3.5 miles)|
|Parameters||NST= 41, Nph= 42, Dmin=777 km, Rmss=0.7 sec, Gp= 68°,|
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
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