Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at 18:51 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 119 km depth
6 Jun 19:19 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Jun 2018 18:51:44 UTC
Depth: 119.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.37°S / 25.81°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (31 km / 19 mi)
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.6||119 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 13 Jul 2018 17:03 UTC| M 4.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|31 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details