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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Sandwich Islands Region on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Date & time: Wed, 12 Dec 09:14:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.86°S / 29.99°W
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (119 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Wed, 12 Dec
Wed, 12 Dec 09:14 UTCM 5.1South Sandwich Islands Region[Map]GeoAu
Wed, 12 Dec 09:14 UTCM 5.3 / 33.3 km- 200km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[Map]USGS

"I felt it" reports:
(513.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking): i was suppppper scared and alomst cried i was hiding underground way from big BOOOOOM and i alossst died so yah
Buford, GA. 30519 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke at 4:14am to bed shaking. Nightstand rattling. Windows rattling. Lasted a several seconds.
Acworth (11259.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woken up from sleeping, dog was freaking out. Kitchen cabinets were rattling and some pictures on wall aren’t straight anymore
Marietta, GA / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dalton GA / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was in my bed and my night table shake and i heard the sound of things shaking like my glass of water. The curtains moved
Decatur TN / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Felt it very strongly in Decatur,TN. House shook, objects on tables moved, animal's scared to death and went running.
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource


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