Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 23:25 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - South Sandwich Islands Region on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 23:25 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 May 23:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 24 May 2020 11:25:20 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.19°S / 29.1°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (103 km / 64 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
M 5.115 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionEMSC
M 5.110 kmSouth Sandwich Islands regionUSGS
M 5.1 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu
M 5.010 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu

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Manchester, england / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up. The house was shaking. Lasted quite a few seconds and felt like it got stronger. Then ended.
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake South Sandwich Islands Region 24 May 23:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 Jul 2020 03:08 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Sunday, 24 May 2020 at 23:25 (GMT)
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