Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 16:16:50
Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
11 Dec 19:10 UTC: First to report: USGS after 53 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2014 18:16:50 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, December 11, 2014 16:16:50
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 56.8084°S / 25.3966°W (South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands)
Nearest volcano: Candlemas Island (83 km / 52 mi)
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||10 km||110km E of Visokoi Island,||USGS|
|M 5.0||70 km||SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION||EMSC|
|M 5.0||26 km||South Sandwich Islands Region||GFZ|
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