Moderate Earthquake Bouvet Island Region 23-Oct-15 (E152960140)

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Derived from USGS and other event data. See details below.
Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Magnitude 5.5 [subject to review and confirmation]

Small Location map

  • Date-Time: 2015-10-23T01:40:05.970Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 54.233°S, 6.087°E
  • Seismic Region: 32 – Atlantic Ocean
  • Seismic Geo Area: 4120 – Bouvet Island Region
  • Earthquake depth: 10.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: No. (Not tsunamigenic or unknown at this time)
  • Felt reports?: No
  • Status: Reviewed
  • Event ID: us10003qvc
  • Version Timestamp : 2015-10-23T13:58:34.040Z

The published magnitude is NOT ‘correct’ if the moment tensors are taken into account, i.e. using the normal Mw values this should be a mag 6 earthquake.
Event and Aftershocks
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser Historical Information
Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 100) from IRIS
(The current event may not appear for a few minutes or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer
Location map


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