Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 203km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands on Friday, 26 July 2013

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Friday, July 26, 2013 19:32:59

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Friday, July 26, 2013 19:32:59

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jul 21:53 UTC: First to report: USGS after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Jul 2013 21:32:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, July 26, 2013 19:32:59
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 57.7893°S / 23.9594°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Michael (148 km / 92 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.310 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.360 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 6.210 km203km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsUSGS
M 6.210 kmNE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsGeoAu

shake map
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Cape Town (4109.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Friday, July 26, 2013 19:32:59

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2013 21:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    64.2 km (39.9 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Friday, July 26, 2013 19:32:59
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