Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, 16 April 2020 at 08:15 (GMT) -
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
16 Apr 08:36 UTC: First to report: USGS after 21 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Apr 2020 08:15:23 UTC -
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 60.3107°S / 27.3045°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (96 km / 60 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||10 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
|M 5.0||10 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 02 Jun 2020 12:48 UTC| M 4.9 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|19 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details