Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 00:43 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
5 Sep 01:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Sep 2018 00:43:12 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.29°S / 25°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (79 km / 49 mi)
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||10 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.0||10 km||- South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 27 Sep 2018 07:53 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (11 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 05 Sep 2018 05:09 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Sep 2018 03:33 UTC| M 5.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| GFZ | Details
- 05 Sep 2018 00:50 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| EMSC | Details