Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 03:33 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
5 Sep 03:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Sep 2018 03:33:13 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.4°S / 25.05°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (75 km / 47 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
|M 5.3||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.4||60 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.4||35 km||- South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
|M 5.0||90 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GeoAu|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
be the first to report it!There are no user reports for this quake yet. If you felt it
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
- 29 Oct 2018 03:18 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Oct 2018 14:36 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| GFZ | Details
- 27 Sep 2018 07:53 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 05 Sep 2018 05:09 UTC| M 5.2 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|15 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details