Strong Earthquake Prince Edward Islands Region 19-Apr-18 (E181092109)

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

Magnitude 6.0 [subject to review and confirmation]

Small Location map

  • Date-Time: 2018-04-19T21:09:17.000Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 42.780°S, 42.188°E
  • Seismic Region: 33 – Indian Ocean
  • Seismic Geo Area: 431 – Prince Edward Islands Region
  • Earthquake depth: 10.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: No. (Not tsunamigenic or unknown at this time)
  • Felt reports?: No
  • Status: Reviewed
  • Event ID: us1000dnuj
  • Version Timestamp : 2018-04-19T23:15:29.700Z


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

Celestial Data

View from moon image (Fourmilab) shows you the view of the earth from the moon (centre of the image) at the time of the event.

Lunar Perigee and Apogee

24 ← Perigee → 1 | 11 ← Apogee → 17
Perigee date + distance Apogee date + distance
2018-02-27T14:50:00.000Z
363936km  F  -2d10h
2018-03-11T09:15:00.000Z
404681km  N  -6d03h
2018-03-26T17:19:00.000Z
369103km  F  -4d19h
2018-04-08T05:33:00.000Z
404144km  F  +7d16h
2018-04-20T14:46:00.000Z
368712km  N  +4d12h
2018-05-06T00:36:00.000Z
404457km  F  +5d23h
2018-05-17T21:07:00.000Z
363776km  N  +2d09h
2018-06-02T16:36:00.000Z
405314km  F  +4d02h

See Fourmilab for more details

New and Full Moon Times

3 ← New Moon → 26 | 19 ← Full Moon → 11
New Moon dates Full Moon dates
2018-02-15 21:07 2018-03-02 00:52
2018-03-17 13:14 2018-03-31 12:38
2018-04-16 02:00 2018-04-30 00:59
2018-05-15 11:50 2018-05-29 14:21
2018-06-13 19:45 2018-06-28 04:55

See Fourmilab for more details

Times of closest conjunctions

17 ← Conjunction → 24
Conj. Date Conj. Time Planet 1. PLanet 2.
2018-02-21 18:46:38.6 Venus Neptune
2018-02-25 12:48:22.7 Mercury Neptune
2018-03-04 05:41:27.9 Mercury Venus
2018-03-19 08:17:30.3 Mercury Venus
2018-03-29 00:50:09.3 Venus Uranus
2018-04-02 12:50:15.6 Mars Saturn
2018-05-13 12:36:49.2 Mercury Uranus

See TAU Astronomy Club: Mutual planetary conjunctions and occultations

Orrery at time of earthquake

The Orrery gives the position of the planets at the time of the earthquake, and the ephemeris has been set for the latitude and longitude of the event. The ephemeris shows you the positions of the principal bodies in the Solar System at the selected time, both in celestial coordinates and as seen from the event epicentre.

Space Weather

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