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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Bouvet Island Region on Friday, 28 August 2020

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Bouvet Island Region on Friday, 28 August 2020
28 Aug 02:35 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Aug 28 02:45: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Aug 28 07:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.9.
Date & time: Friday, 28 August 2020 02:24 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 54.78°S / 1.22°E (Bouvet Island)
Nearest volcano: Bouvet (137 km / 85 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 28 Aug 02:24 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmBouvet Island RegionGFZ
Fri, 28 Aug 02:24 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmBouvet Island RegionEMSC
Fri, 28 Aug 02:24 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmBouvet Island regionUSGS
Fri, 28 Aug 02:24 UTCM 5.1 / 4.5 kmBouvet Island RegionGeoAu

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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (modified Mercalli) scale.

Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake: Bouvet Island Region, 28 Aug 2020 02h24

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Aug 2020 02:24 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Bouvet Island Region on Friday, 28 August 2020

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