Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 07:59 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 10 km depth
28 Aug 08:09 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2019 07:59:01 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.49°S / 26.12°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (135 km / 84 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.7||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.6||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.6||10 km||156km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
|M 5.6||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GeoAu|
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