Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10) -

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Nov 23:06 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
26 Nov 08:12: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.9. Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards NW.
Date & time: 25 Nov 2020 22:56:04 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10)
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 61.98°S / 154.76°E
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds -1.2°C (30 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from W
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.910 kmBalleny Islands RegionGFZ
M 6.110 kmBALLENY ISLANDS REGIONEMSC
M 6.020 kmBalleny Islands Region [Sea]INGV
M 6.110 kmBalleny Islands RegionUSGS
M 6.110 kmBalleny Islands RegionGeoAu

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Thumrait, Oman. / not felt : I don't mean to be rude.... But I always thought that Alaska was in the NORTH Pacific....not located down near New Zealand and near the Antarctic..??? | 5 users found this interesting.
Anchorage, Alaska / not felt : Aren't the Balleny Islands near Antarctica and not Alaska as you have written here ? | 6 users found this interesting.
  • Hahah and the 4.0 in Oklahoma
11079.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean 26 Nov 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10)

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:56 am (GMT +10)

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