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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mid Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories on Saturday, 19 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Mid Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories on Saturday, 19 September 2020
19 Sep 21:20 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
19 Sep 21:24: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5. Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards NNE.
20 Sep 06:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.8.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 September 2020 21:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.52°S / 77.86°E (French Southern Territories)
Nearest volcano: Boomerang Seamount (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
40 km (25 mi) NE of Martin-de-Viviès (pop: 0)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 11.7°C (53 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 11 km/h (6 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 19 Sep 21:09 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmMid Indian Ridge, French Southern TerritoriesGFZ
Sat, 19 Sep 21:09 UTCM 5.3 / 5 kmMid-indian Ridge, French Southern TerritoriesEMSC
Sat, 19 Sep 21:09 UTCM 5.1 / 183 kmMid Indian Ridge, French Southern TerritoriesBMKG
Sat, 19 Sep 21:09 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmMid Indian Ridge, French Southern TerritoriesGeoAu
Sat, 19 Sep 21:09 UTCM 5.8 / 10 kmMid-Indian Ridge, French Southern TerritoriesUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

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6768.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
(French Southern Territories, 48 km SW of epicenter) : Secousses violentes sur l'île d'Amsterdam, France. (reported through EMSC)
(French Southern Territories, 48 km SW of epicenter) : L'île a tremblé très fort. (reported through EMSC)
(French Southern Territories, 48 km SW of epicenter) : Ce tremblement de terre était très fort. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Mid Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories, 19 Sep 2020 21:09 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Mid Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories on Saturday, 19 September 2020

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