Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, viernes, 02 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.8 - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, viernes, 02 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Oct 10:26 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 9 minutos.
2 Oct 11:57: Magnitud recalculada de 5.7 a 5.8.
Fecha & hora: 2 Oct 2020 10:17:36 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 2 Oct 7:17 am (GMT -3)
Magnitud: 5.8
Profundidad: 10.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 62,29°S / 58,09°W (Antártida)
Volcán mas cercano: Penguin Island (23 km / 14 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds -5°C (23 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from W
Fuente primaria de datos: GFZ
Energía liberada estimada: 3,2 x 1013 joules (8,78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0,5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.810 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaGFZ
M 5.813 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaEMSC
M 5.810 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaUSGS
M 5.510 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaGeoAu
M 5.710 kmTFAIAS (Argentina), AntarcticaINPRES
M 5.410 kmSouth Shetland Islands, AntarcticaBMKG

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3014.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Me despertó el movimiento. Eran movimientos muy rápidos, nunca había sentido un temblor similar. | 2 users found this interesting.
  • Por cierto sería bueno si pueden observar cómo se comportan las brújulas por la posibilidad que les permitan anticipar los sismos algún tiempo.
  • Supongo que tienen un plan de evacuación caso de tener algún evento mayor,lamentablemente no hay información que permita discernir la naturaleza de lo que ocurre allí sin embargo es claro que hay un proceso que parece ir en aumento tal vez alguna surgencia o hundimiento si eso es la superficie de parte de un cono meteoritico fuerza y veremos si es posible determinar algo con los datos de hoy.
King George Island, Frei Station. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Earthquakes here begun in the end of August. Today was the noisiest and the longest. We still haven't any aftershocks. I noted that statical electricity is higher in the base some hours or days before these earthquakes. | 20 users found this interesting.
  • Great info tnx
  • Perhaps is a slow earthquake, in this case you can wait for an important quake at the end of this serie.
  • Hello! I've only been using this app for a year or so.. Wondering if the earthquakes occur "regularly" or if they are a recent phenomenon. Full moon as well seems to stir them up lol. Have a good day!
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Aftershocks of the M 5.8 terremoto: South Shetland Islands, Antarctica Fri, 2 Oct 10h17

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (56 quakes):
  • 26 nov 2020 02:00 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 25 nov 2020 23:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 20 nov 2020 23:22 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3,1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 16 nov 2020 11:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    5 km (3,1 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 nov 2020 01:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 14 nov 2020 01:02 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | GUG (U. Chile) | Details
  • 07 nov 2020 12:56 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 nov 2020 23:49 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.0 - South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, viernes, 06 nov. 2020
  • 04 nov 2020 06:20 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 03 nov 2020 15:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 nov 2020 18:45 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 nov 2020 07:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 01 nov 2020 05:22 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 nov 2020 02:56 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 oct 2020 07:41 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 31 oct 2020 07:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    1,4 km (0,9 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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