Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Friday, 6 December 2019 at 10:24 (GMT) -
Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth
6 Dec 10:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 6 Dec 2019 10:24:38 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 58.63°S / 24.16°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Montagu Island (128 km / 80 mi)
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.3||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
|M 5.1||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.0||58 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GeoAu|
|M 5.1||10 km||138km ENE of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
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