Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, French Southern Territories, on Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 1:30 am (GMT +5) -
Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
4 Dec 21:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 1 hour and 2 minutes.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 20:30:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 1:30 am (GMT +5)
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.26°S / 78.09°E (Indian Ocean, French Southern Territories)
Nearest volcano: St. Paul (178 km / 111 mi)
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||10 km||Mid Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories||GFZ|
|5.0||10 km||MID-INDIAN RIDGE, French Southern Territories||EMSC|
|5.1||10 km||Mid-Indian Ridge, French Southern Territories||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 13 Dec 2020 06:55 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|1 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Dec 2020 01:34 UTC| M 4.7 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 05 Dec 2020 00:24 UTC| M 4.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details