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05 September 2011

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake south of South Africa


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Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude5.3
Date-Time
Location47.946°S, 31.763°E
Depth10.1 km (6.3 miles)
RegionSOUTH OF AFRICA
Distances465 km (288 miles) WSW of Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands
1415 km (879 miles) WSW of Ile aux Cochons, Crozet Islands
2010 km (1248 miles) S of Durban, South Africa
2100 km (1304 miles) S of MASERU, Lesotho
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 21.7 km (13.5 miles); depth +/- 2.7 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST= 50, Nph= 50, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.71 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=3
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc0005p85

- USGS

Jakes writes: A bit close to home....