Earthquakes in the AntarcticaIn the Antarctica there are very strong earthquakes with far-reaching consequences. Earthquakes with a magnitude of over 8.0 destroy numerous houses within a radius of several hundred kilometers and are causing great damage and devastation. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
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Earthquakes in the Antarctica since 1950The strongest earthquake in the Antarctica happened on 03/25/1998 in the region Balleny Islands with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|01/23/2021||South Shetland Islands||10 km||6.9||0|
|11/17/2013||South Orkney Islands||53 km||7.7||0|
|08/04/2003||South Orkney Islands (Laurie Is)||20 km||7.6||0|
|03/25/1998||Balleny Islands||25 km||8.1||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.