Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Thursday, 1 November 2018 - information

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 19:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 19:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Nov 19:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 1 19:39: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 77.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: 1 Nov 2018 19:30:18 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.13°S / 25.26°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) ENE of Montagu 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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M 6.210 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ

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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 1 November 2018 19:30 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 19:30 (GMT)
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