In 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.
The 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.
South Orkney Islands
South Orkney Islands (Laurie Is)
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.