Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 27 December 2018 at 11:25 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
27 Dec 11:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 27 Dec 2018 11:25:35 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.72°S / 24.87°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Candlemas Island (116 km / 72 mi)
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||10 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.1||10 km||- 142km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 30 Dec 2018 15:07 UTC| M 4.9 |9 km (5.6 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 27 Dec 2018 12:26 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| EMSC | Details