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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 00:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 00:05 (GMT)
18 Oct 00:22 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
18 Oct 06:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2. Epicenter location corrected by 10.7 km (6.7 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 2020-10-18 12:05:11 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 62.3441°S / 58.3904°W (Antarctica)
Nearest volcano: Penguin Island (32 km / 20 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Snow -5°C (23 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-18 00:05:11 UTCM 5.2 / 10 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaUSGS
2020-10-18 00:05:14 UTCM 5.0 / 30 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaEMSC

User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2020-10-18 00:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (18 quakes):
  • 30 Oct 2020 02:26 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 07:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 2020 07:02 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 21:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 2020 14:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    1.2 km (0.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Oct 2020 11:13 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 23:06 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 10:40 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 01:35 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 19:19 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 02:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 22 Oct 2020 01:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 02:48 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 02:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 02:07 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 02:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 21 Oct 2020 01:53 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | INPRES | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, on Sunday, 18 October 2020 at 00:05 (GMT)

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