Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 7:04 pm (GMT -2) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Sandwich Islands Region on Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 7:04 pm (GMT -2)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 38 km depth

31 Oct 21:23 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
31 Oct 21:24: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 42.0 to 40.0 km (from 26 to 25 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.2 km (4.5 mi) towards ENE.
31 Oct 21:56: Epicenter location corrected by 4.4 km (2.7 mi) towards WSW.
31 Oct 22:57: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 38.0 km (from 25 to 24 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards S.
Date & time: 31 Oct 2020 21:04:06 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 7:04 pm (GMT -2)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 55.75°S / 27.14°W (South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Protector Shoal (66 km / 41 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds -1.3°C (30 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from SW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 5.138 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionEMSC
M 5.142 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionUSGS
M 5.136 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
M 4.929 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 04 Nov 2020 01:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    39.4 km (24.5 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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