Magnitude 6.2 east of the South Sandwich Islands 17-Apr-12 (c00095q5)

See source attribution and disclaimer notice
USGS Earthquakes details pages

Magnitude 6.2
Date-Time Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 19:03:55 UTC
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 06:03:55 PM at epicenter
Location 59.099°S, 16.693°W
Depth 1 km (~0.6 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region EAST OF THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
Distances 563 km (349 miles) E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
677 km (420 miles) ESE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
2685 km (1668 miles) SE of STANLEY, Falkland Islands
4091 km (2542 miles) SE of BUENOS AIRES, D.F., Argentina
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 17.9 km (11.1 miles); depth +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles)
Parameters NST= 80, Nph= 80, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 68°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00095q5
Location Shake map Seismic Hazard maps
P-Wave travel times Phase/Tensor data Tsunami bulletin
Other links (Tsunami bulletin not available for all events)

Location Map
Location in Google Maps
c00095q5 location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Shake Map
c00095q5 shake

Seismic Hazard Map
c00095q5 shazard
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

Historic Seismicity 2012


Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

P-Wave travel times

City Distance
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Palmer Station, Antarctica 22.31 4:58.9 19:08:53.9 P
Lima, Peru 64.66 10:39.4 19:14:34.4 P
Nairobi, Kenya 70.98 11:19.3 19:15:14.3 P
Wellington, New Zealand 79.54 12:08.5 19:16:03.5 P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 87.21 12:48.0 19:16:43.0 P
Brisbane, Australia 93.31 13:16.5 19:17:11.5 P
Miami, Florida 99.35 13:43.7 19:17:38.7 Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 102.66 13:58.4 19:17:53.4 Pdiff
Rome, Italy 103.48 14:02.0 19:17:57.0 Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 107.32 14:19.1 19:18:14.1 Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.65 14:29.4 19:18:24.4 Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 109.89 14:30.5 19:18:25.5 Pdiff
New York, New York 110.16 14:31.7 19:18:26.7 Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 110.30 14:32.3 19:18:27.3 Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 110.60 14:33.6 19:18:28.6 Pdiff
London, England 111.05 14:35.6 19:18:30.6 Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 112.06 14:40.1 19:18:35.1 Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 114.74 14:52.0 19:18:47.0 Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 114.89 14:52.7 19:18:47.7 Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 117.11 15:02.6 19:18:57.6 Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 119.31 15:12.3 19:19:07.3 Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 119.42 15:12.8 19:19:07.8 Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 120.37 15:17.0 19:19:12.0 Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 120.68 15:18.4 19:19:13.4 Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.20 15:25.1 19:19:20.1 Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 122.35 15:25.8 19:19:20.8 Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 122.44 15:26.2 19:19:21.2 Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 124.27 15:34.3 19:19:29.4 Pdiff
San Francisco, California 129.29 15:56.6 19:19:51.6 Pdiff
Agana, Guam 132.39 16:10.4 19:20:05.4 Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 133.18 16:13.9 19:20:08.9 Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 136.57 16:28.9 19:20:23.9 Pdiff
Beijing, China 144.96 17:06.2 19:21:01.2 Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 151.93 19:51.0 19:23:46.0 PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 157.00 19:58.3 19:23:53.3 PKPdf

Moment Tensor Solutions
(Notes)

LDEO: 2012  4 17 19  3 52.0  -59.25  -16.25 33.0  6.2  EAST OF SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS

USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

12/04/17 19:03:59.72

Epicenter: -58.984  -16.656
MW 6.1

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  20         No. of sta: 29
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr=-0.14       Mtt=-0.79
  Mpp= 0.93       Mrt= 0.19
  Mrp= 0.34       Mtp= 1.29
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  1.71  Plg=12  Azm=298
  N       -0.23      78      116
  P       -1.48       0      208

Best Double Couple:Mo=1.6*10**18
 NP1:Strike=343 Dip=81 Slip= 172
 NP2:        74     82         9

USGS WPhase Moment Solution

12/ 4/17 19: 3:55.00

Epicenter: -59.098  -16.692
MW 6.2

USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
12/ 4/17 19: 3:55.00
Centroid:  -59.298  -16.887
Depth  15         No. of sta: 21
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr=-1.02       Mtt=-0.40
  Mpp= 1.43       Mrt= 1.31
  Mrp=-0.35       Mtp= 1.75
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.53  Plg= 6  Azm=303
  N     =  0.04      48       41
  P     = -2.58      40      207

Best Double Couple:Mo=2.6*10**18
 NP1:Strike=354 Dip=57 Slip=-153
 NP2:       249     68       -36

Phase Data

     17 APR 2012  (108)

     ot  = 19:03:55.04   +/-   2.34              EAST OF SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS  
     lat =     -59.099   +/-   10.9
     lon =     -16.693   +/-   11.3              MAGNITUDE 6.2 (GS)       
     dep =         1.0   +/-    4.5   

     564 km (350 miles) E of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands
     678 km (421 miles) ESE of Visokoi Island, South Sandwich Islands
     3806 km (2364 miles) SSW of Cape Town, South Africa

     nph =   76 of  78    se = 1.15    FE=732                            A   

     error ellipse = (236.0,  1.0, 17.9;146.0,  0.0, 16.0; 44.0, 88.0,  6.8)

 mb = 6.2 ( 38)  ML = 0.0 (  0)  mblg = 0.0 (  0)  md = 0.0 (  0)  MS = 0.0 (  0)

 sta  phase     arrival     res   dist azm    amp  per mag     amp  per mag  sta
 SNAA ePn     19:07:09.01  -2.8   13.8 162                                   SNAA
 EFI  eP      19:09:12.97  -0.6   24.3 270 b:6.5+2 1.0 6.2                   EFI 
 QSPA eP      19:10:15.21   0.2   31.1 180 b:5.4+2 .95 6.4                   QSPA
 GO09 eP      19:10:21.22   0.1   31.9 259 b:1.7+2 1.3 5.8                   GO09
 MAW  eP      19:10:40.58  -1.0   34.2 138 b:7.5+1 1.0 5.5                   MAW 
 CHRN eP      19:10:44.72  -0.8   34.6 265 b:3.0+1 1.0 5.1                   CHRN
 TRQA eP      19:10:54.52   0.1   35.7 286 b:7.3+2 1.1 6.4                   TRQA
 SUR  eP      19:11:01.52  -1.1   36.6  60 b:5.0+2 1.9 6.0                   SUR 
 PLCA eP      19:11:13.49  -0.8   38.0 275 b:5.1+2 1.7 6.0                   PLCA
 BOSA eP      19:11:43.75  -2.3   41.8  62 b:2.6+2 1.5 5.7                   BOSA
 SPB  eP      19:11:45.12   0.7   41.6 315 b:7.6+2 1.8 6.1                   SPB 
 GO05 eP      19:11:55.63  -0.4   43.0 279 b:1.8+3 1.5 6.6                   GO05
 CPUP eP      19:11:56.57  -0.5   43.2 301 b:6.6+2 1.8 6.1                   CPUP
 SBA  eP      19:11:58.80   1.3   43.3 181 b:4.2+2 1.0 6.2                   SBA 
 VNDA eP      19:12:01.47   1.2   43.6 180 b:2.6+2 1.0 5.9                   VNDA
 SHEL eP      19:12:02.23  -0.3   43.8  15 b:8.8+2 1.3 6.4                   SHEL
 PEL  eP      19:12:03.25   0.3   43.9 282 b:2.2+3 1.1 6.9                   PEL 
 LBTB eP      19:12:10.81  -1.5   45.0  60 b:1.6+2 1.2 5.8                   LBTB
 TSUM eP      19:12:25.69  -1.4   46.9  47 b:1.8+2 1.6 5.9                   TSUM
 LCO  eP      19:12:29.73   0.0   47.2 285 b:6.9+2 1.9 6.5                   LCO 
 CASY eP      19:12:42.12   0.1   48.9 155 b:6.2+2 1.3 6.5                   CASY
 ASCN eP      19:12:59.99   1.1   51.1   3 b:1.2+2 .90 5.8                   ASCN
 PB10 eP      19:13:04.08   0.2   51.7 289 b:7.8+2 1.4 6.4                   PB10
 PB04 eP      19:13:10.45   0.4   52.5 290 b:6.0+2 1.3 6.4                   PB04
 PB01 eP      19:13:16.36   0.6   53.3 292 b:4.3+2 1.3 6.3                   PB01
 PB11 eP      19:13:24.74   0.3   54.5 293 b:2.7+2 1.1 6.2                   PB11
 LSZ  eP      19:13:24.78  -1.4   54.7  57 b:1.8+2 1.4 5.9                   LSZ 
 RCBR eP      19:13:28.07  -0.9   55.2 337 b:1.5+2 1.6 5.8                   RCBR
 MNMC eP      19:13:28.53   0.2   55.0 293 b:7.6+2 1.8 6.4                   MNMC
 LPAZ eP      19:13:41.36   0.0   56.8 296 b:6.6+2 1.5 6.4                   LPAZ
 ABPO eP      19:14:07.97   1.1   60.5  78 b:1.6+2 1.5 5.9                   ABPO
 SAML eP      19:14:09.92  -0.6   61.1 305 b:2.1+2 1.2 6.1                   SAML
 MRIV eP      19:14:36.33   1.7   64.7  88                                   MRIV
 PTGA eP      19:14:50.07  -1.0   67.3 312                                   PTGA
      ee      19:14:50.39   0.0X
 KMBO eP      19:15:17.56   1.1   71.3  59                                   KMBO
      ePcP    19:15:19.24 -17.0X
 KOWA eP      19:15:31.97  -0.4   74.1  13                                   KOWA
 SACV eP      19:15:34.56   2.5   74.0 353                                   SACV
 MLZ  eP      19:15:43.37   1.0   75.8 184                                   MLZ 
 DCZ  eP      19:15:44.04   2.1   75.8 183                                   DCZ 
 ODZ  eP      19:15:44.37   0.8   76.0 185                                   ODZ 
 OTAV eP      19:15:45.38   0.7   76.1 295                                   OTAV
 LBZ  eP      19:15:47.53   0.0   76.7 185                                   LBZ 
 TAU  eP      19:15:50.92  -0.9   77.5 168                                   TAU 
 RPZ  eP      19:15:51.46   0.4   77.4 186                                   RPZ 
 PRAC eP      19:15:51.89  -0.3   77.5 300                                   PRAC
 MQZ  eP      19:15:52.35   1.8   77.3 187                                   MQZ 
 CRLZ eP      19:15:52.69   1.4   77.4 187                                   CRLZ
 OXZ  eP      19:15:53.34   0.4   77.7 187                                   OXZ 
 LTZ  eP      19:15:55.73  -0.2   78.2 187                                   LTZ 
 RUSC eP      19:15:57.71  -1.5   78.7 302                                   RUSC
 ROSC eP      19:15:57.72   0.8   78.3 301                                   ROSC
 KHZ  eP      19:15:59.75   2.4   78.5 188                                   KHZ 
 THZ  eP      19:16:01.53   0.2   79.2 187                                   THZ 
 SNZO eP      19:16:03.43   0.5   79.5 189                                   SNZO
 HELC eP      19:16:04.76  -1.8   80.0 300                                   HELC
 GRGR eP      19:16:05.56   1.2   79.7 315                                   GRGR
 SDV  eP      19:16:06.99  -0.6   80.3 306                                   SDV 
 NWAO eP      19:16:07.45  -1.9   80.7 142                                   NWAO
 BFZ  eP      19:16:07.60   1.9   80.0 190                                   BFZ 
 BKZ  eP      19:16:12.82  -0.9   81.5 190                                   BKZ 
 FDF  eP      19:16:16.50   0.2   82.0 317                                   FDF 
 HIZ  eP      19:16:17.11  -0.7   82.3 189                                   HIZ 
 URZ  eP      19:16:18.58   0.6   82.3 191                                   URZ 
 DGAR eP      19:16:25.03   1.9   83.3  93                                   DGAR
 TAM  eP      19:16:25.74   0.8   83.6  21                                   TAM 
 BCIP eP      19:16:31.54   1.8   84.6 298                                   BCIP
 SEUS eP      19:16:32.04  -0.5   85.2 316                                   SEUS
 BBOO eP      19:16:34.16  -1.1   85.7 157                                   BBOO
 FORT eP      19:16:35.44  -0.4   85.8 150                                   FORT
 OUZ  eP      19:16:38.15   3.1   85.6 188                                   OUZ 
 STVI eP      19:16:39.26  -0.8   86.7 315                                   STVI
 CBYP eP      19:16:40.71  -0.7   86.9 314                                   CBYP
 STKA eP      19:16:43.87  -0.8   87.6 162                                   STKA
 SDDR eP      19:16:56.34   2.0   89.7 309                                   SDDR
 ARMA eP      19:16:57.38  -0.2   90.3 170                                   ARMA
 MBWA eP      19:17:05.76  -1.5   92.4 140                                   MBWA

 Generated 2012 APR 17 at 19:19 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver 

Tsunami Information
No tsunami bulletin issued by NOAA from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre

Details Location Seismic Hazard maps P-Wave travel times Phase data

Other Links
PAGER details and PDF link.
The PAGER archive includes Significant Earthquakes since 2008.

If you would like a PDF copy of this web page please leave a comment and I will create one for you.

About PuterMan

A retired programmer.
This entry was posted in Earthquakes 2012, Magnitude 6 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply (All Comments are moderated by a human)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s