Saturday 14 August 2021

5 major quakes smash the South Sandwich Islands, with a mag 8.1 and a mag 7.5 just seconds apart off the East coast of Argentina yesterday. The mag 8.1, is the second biggest quake of the year and followed a mag 7.5, a mag 6.3 and 2 mag 6.1s: The area is rocking with aftershocks!

Credit USGS

Two massive quakes have rocked the South Sandwich Islands, just seconds apart, off the east coast of Argentina yesterday. According to the USGS, a mag 8.1, the second biggest quake of the year followed a mag 7.5 quake just a few seconds earlier, 3 major quakes, mag 6 or higher hit the area earlier. The area continues to be rocked by after shocks.

Yesterday's major quakes, mag 6 or higher, bring the August total to 7 and the year total to 97.

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