Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Dec 09:25 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Dec 2018 09:14:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.86°S / 29.99°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
158 km (98 mi) WNW of Zavodovski Island --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNW of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.110 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.1 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.333 km- 200km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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513.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : i was suppppper scared and alomst cried i was hiding underground way from big BOOOOOM and i alossst died so yah
Buford, GA. 30519 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke at 4:14am to bed shaking. Nightstand rattling. Windows rattling. Lasted a several seconds.
Acworth (11259.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up from sleeping, dog was freaking out. Kitchen cabinets were rattling and some pictures on wall aren’t straight anymore
Marietta, GA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dalton GA / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 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 / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt it very strongly in Decatur,TN. House shook, objects on tables moved, animal's scared to death and went running.
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 12 December 2018 09:14 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (0 quakes):
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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 09:14 (GMT)
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