Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Monday, 20 January 2020

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Monday, 20 January 2020 at 06:51 (GMT)

- Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Monday, 20 January 2020 at 06:51 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Jan 07:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Jan 2020 06:51:29 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.02°S / 26.27°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Bristol Island (18 km / 11 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
6.310 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
6.180 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionEMSC
6.097 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu
6.191 km26km SSE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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311.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Caguas, puerto rico / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke me up at approximately 3:00 am. Very brief, but powerful.  
792.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Woking England Surrey / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 11 Jul 2020 18:58 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    86.2 km (53.6 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 06 Jul 2020 20:53 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 06 Jul 2020 20:53 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 20 Jun 2020 23:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Apr 2020 22:50 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    27.8 km (17.3 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2020 04:06 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Mar 2020 22:23 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Mar 2020 10:14 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2020 09:55 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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