Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Monday, 7 October 2019 at 00:17 (GMT) -
Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 88 km depth
7 Oct 00:30 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 13 minutes.
Depth: 88.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.74°S / 25.14°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Bristol Island (114 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
127 km (79 mi) ESE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SSE of Montagu Island --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) SSE of Zavodovski Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||88 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.3||40 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.1||40 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GeoAu|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 7 October 2019 00:17 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 09 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC| M 4.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| EMSC | Details