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Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 00:27 GMT

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 00:27 GMT Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 00:27 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Sep 00:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
24 Sep 06:58: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.8. Epicenter location corrected by 6.5 km (4 mi) towards NNE.
24 Sep 09:20: Epicenter location corrected by 15.9 km (9.9 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 24, 2020 00:27:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.15°S / 18.62°W (international territory)
Antipode0.15°N / 161.38°E
Shaking intensityVery strong shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoRomanche Fracture Zone (231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 24.2°C (76 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.810 kmCentral Mid Atlantic RidgeGFZ
5.710 kmCentral Mid-atlantic RidgeEMSC
5.710 kmCentral Mid-Atlantic RidgeUSGS
5.710 kmCentral Mid Atlantic RidgeGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

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Noida (10718.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) / complex motion difficult to describe / 1-2 s : I'm very interested in the position from Noida college and I will be there at noon so kindly give me Should be Mr.Devil Dues  
Big sky, montana / Violent shaking (MMI IX) / complex motion difficult to describe : It was crazy, i was at my house in montana and it just started violently shaking and raining coral Then i heard about this on espn and i knew for a fact that this earthquake almost ended my life  


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