Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - information

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 23:55 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 23:55 (GMT)

Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

28 Aug 00:05 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Aug 2019 23:55:18 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.32°S / 26.43°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (110 km / 68 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.610 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
6.610 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionEMSC
6.616 km129km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsUSGS
5.948 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionBMKG
6.6124 kmSouth Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. [Sea]INGV
6.672 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu

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Russia. Sankt-Peterburg.not felt. / not felt : Не почувствовал и не ощущал, был дома, не спал, все предметы интерьера остались неподвижны, люстры и связка ключей не шатались. Всё в норме. Пожалуйста оставайтесь в безопасности, берегите Себя, своих родных и близких людей. Да, геология рулит.))),!!!  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (23 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 2020 05:10 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (60 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 11 Feb 2020 07:39 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2020 19:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    94 km (58.4 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Feb 2020 19:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 16:16 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    72 km (45 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 16:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 14:33 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Jan 2020 22:14 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 10 Dec 2019 02:08 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    103 km (64 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 00:17 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    96 km (60 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 07 Oct 2019 00:16 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2019 17:13 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    116.1 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    121 km (75 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 15 Sep 2019 13:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 2019 17:33 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2019 02:13 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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