Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Monday, 17 February 2020 at 05:10 (GMT) -
Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
17 Feb 05:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Feb 2020 05:10:19 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.81°S / 27.85°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (48 km / 30 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 5.2||129 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.2||123 km||128km SSW of Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands||USGS|
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