Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - South Georgia Island Region on Friday, 19 August 2016

Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake - South Georgia Island Region on Friday, 19 August 2016 at 07:32 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake  - South Georgia Island Region on Friday, 19 August 2016 at 07:32 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

19 Aug 07:40 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 19 07:41: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.3.
Aug 19 07:41: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.4.
Aug 19 07:42: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.3.
Aug 19 07:50: Magnitude recalculated from 7.3 to 7.2.
Aug 19 08:16: Magnitude recalculated from 7.2 to 7.4.
Aug 19 08:22: Magnitude recalculated from 7.4 to 7.5.
Date & time: 19 Aug 2016 07:32:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.37°S / 31.99°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (249 km / 155 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.510 kmSouth Georgia Island RegionGFZ
M 7.410 km SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND REGIONEMSC
M 7.410 km- South Georgia Island regionUSGS

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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.
San Salvador / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake South Georgia Island Region 19 August 07:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (107 quakes):
  • 06 Aug 2018 20:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    321 km (200 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2018 19:45 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    281 km (175 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jul 2018 11:30 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    45.4 km (28.2 mi) depth
    |
    332 km (206 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jun 2018 11:55 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    267 km (166 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 May 2018 06:35 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    337 km (209 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 2018 06:16 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    329 km (204 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 May 2018 08:17 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    317 km (197 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 May 2018 18:14 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    308 km (191 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 19 Apr 2018 03:11 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    22.6 km (14 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2018 23:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2018 23:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2018 16:29 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    110.7 km (68.8 mi) depth
    |
    316 km (196 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 2018 07:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 10 Mar 2018 14:27 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    49.9 km (31 mi) depth
    |
    266 km (165 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 11:23 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    122.5 km (76.1 mi) depth
    |
    247 km (153 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Mar 2018 07:34 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake - South Georgia Island Region on Friday, 19 August 2016 at 07:32 (GMT)
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