Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 6:30 am (GMT -2) -
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 35 km depth
2 Jan 09:01 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 minutes.
|Date & time||Jan 2, 2022 08:30:46 UTC -|
|Local time at epicenter||Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 6:30 am (GMT -2)|
|Epicenter latitude / longitude||58.7127°S / 25.1938°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)|
|Antipode||58.713°N / 154.806°E|
|Shaking intensity||Light shaking near epicenter|
|Primary data source||USGS (United States Geological Survey)|
|Nearest volcano||Montagu Island (74 km / 46 mi)|
|Nearby towns and cities|
|Weather at epicenter at time of quake||Overcast Clouds -0.3°C (31 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NE|
|Estimated seismic energy released||1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy|
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.8||35 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||USGS|
|4.8||35 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|4.8||35 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||RaspberryShake|
User reports for this quake
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