Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
17-30 Nov 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
8-21 Dec 2018: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
27 Dec 18 - 2 Jan 2019: Kilauea Volcano Special - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
6-13 Apr 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
22-27 Apr 2019: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
2-17 May 2019: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
4-11(12) May 2019: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
4-12 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
11-19 May 2019: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
7-12 Jun 2019: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Southwest of Africa on Monday, 23 October 2017 - information

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Southwest of Africa on Monday, 23 October 2017

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Southwest of Africa on Monday, 23 October 2017
Oct 23 09:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.0 to 5.9.
Date & time: Mon, 23 Oct 08:32:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2017-10-23 09:32:32 +01:00
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 52.3506°S / 16.7453°E
Nearest volcano: Thompson Island (770 km)
Primary data source: USGS
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 23 Oct
Mon, 23 Oct 08:32 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmSouthwest of Africa[Map]GFZ
Mon, 23 Oct 08:32 UTCM 6.0 / 15 kmSouthwest of Africa[Map]GeoAu
Mon, 23 Oct 08:32 UTCM 6.1 / 0.8 kmSouthwest of Africa [Sea][Map]INGV
Mon, 23 Oct 08:32 UTCM 6.0 / 20 km SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA[Map]EMSC
Mon, 23 Oct 08:32 UTCM 6.0 / 46 kmSouthwest of Africa[Map]GeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Wolvega, Netherland (11746.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Mon, 23 Oct 10:07 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km - [info] (769 km)Southwest of Africa
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 23 Oct 14:42 UTCM 5.2 / 10 km - [info] (786 km)Southwest of Africa
[Map]
GFZ
Mon, 23 Oct 17:54 UTCM 5.0 / 33 km - [info] (781 km) SOUTHWEST OF AFRICA[Map]EMSC

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: