Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Saturday, 29 June 2019 at 19:46 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
29 Jun 20:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Jun 2019 19:46:26 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.15°S / 27.08°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Zavodovski (35 km / 22 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.5||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.3||1 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.3||105 km||47km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
|M 5.3||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||BMKG|
|M 5.3||107 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.2||141 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||BMKG|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Jul 2019 16:28 UTC| M 4.9 |115.6 km (71.8 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 03 Jul 2019 08:32 UTC| M 5.0 |51.4 km (31.9 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details