Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 at 10:00 (GMT) -
Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 60 km depth
29 Jul 10:19 UTC: First to report: USGS after 18 minutes.
Depth: 60.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 59.6924°S / 26.3344°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Thule Islands (64 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km (38 mi) ESE of Thule Island --> See nearby quakes!
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
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||60 km||South Sandwich Islands region||USGS|
|M 5.0||50 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||EMSC|
|M 5.1||73 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 29 July 2020 10:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 16 Aug 2020 01:44 UTC| M 5.1 |77 km (47.8 mi) depth|4 km (3 mi) distance| EMSC | Details
- 16 Aug 2020 01:44 UTC| M 5.1 |76.6 km (47.6 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details