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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm (GMT -2) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm (GMT -2) Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm (GMT -2)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 39 km depth

10 May 23:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 18 minutes.
10 May 23:40: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 10, 2022 23:18:50 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 10, 2022 at 9:18 pm (GMT -2)
Depth39.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude55.4239°S / 28.1486°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Antipode55.424°N / 151.851°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoProtector Seamounts (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds -1.9°C (29 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 12 m/s (24 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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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.
5.439 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionUSGS
5.439 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionRaspberryShake
5.237 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGFZ
5.110 kmSouth Sandwich Islands RegionGeoAu

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SOUTH CAROLINA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / complex motion difficult to describe : IT WAS STRONG LIKE UR MOM  


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