Earthquake South Sandwich Islands

2013-03-19 142815

Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands this morning (19th March 2013) at 03:29 UTC.

Epicenter of the earthquake was located 121 km (75 miles) E of Bristol Island, Antarctica at coordinates 58.915°S, 24.410°W. USGS registered depth of 31.3 km (19.4) miles whereas EMSC reported M6.0 at depth of 100 km (62.13 miles).

According to GDACS, this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

There are no people living within 100 km radius of the earthquake.

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.