Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Sunday, 26 July 2020

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 00:54 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 00:54 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jul 01:03 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Jul 26 01:04: Magnitude recalculated from 6.5 to 6.4.
Date & time: Jul 26, 2020 00:54:00 UTC -
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.9°S / 25.54°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Antipode: 60.9°N / 154.46°E
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (190 km / 118 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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6.410 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
6.3100 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionEMSC
6.310 kmSouth Sandwich Islands regionUSGS
6.45.1 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu
6.38.6 kmSouth Georgia & the South Sandwich Is. [Sea]INGV
6.410 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionBMKG

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 25 Sep 2020 03:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Sep 2020 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jul 2020 03:59 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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