Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:29 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:29 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Aug 03:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 14 03:38: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Date & time: 14 Aug 2018 03:29:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.14°S / 25.16°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ENE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) SE of Zavodovski Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.210 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.180 km SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 6.094 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu
M 6.135 km- 126km NE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsUSGS

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 14 August 2018 03:29 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 21 Dec 2018 20:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Dec 2018 02:26 UTC
    | M 7.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 at 02:26 (GMT)
  • 01 Nov 2018 19:30 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 19:30 (GMT)
  • 29 Oct 2018 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 03:30 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Oct 2018 03:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2018 14:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Oct 2018 14:36 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 27 Sep 2018 07:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2018 05:09 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 2018 03:33 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Sep 2018 00:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2018 00:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2018 00:36 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 04 Sep 2018 18:38 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 2018 14:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 2018 13:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2018 20:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2018 20:35 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 14 Aug 2018 18:13 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at 03:29 (GMT)
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