Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 09:24 (GMT)
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
28 Aug 09:43 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Aug 2019 09:24:01 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.56°S / 26.42°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (117 km / 73 mi)
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.3||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.3||10 km||149km S of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
|M 5.3||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 4.9||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||BMKG|
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