Earthquake with magnitude of Mwp 6.1 on date 31-05-2024 and time 15:46:14 (UTC) in region Prince Edward Islands, South Africa, region [Sea]

A magnitude Mwp 6.1 earthquake occured in region: Prince Edward Islands, South Africa, region [Sea], on

  • 31-05-2024 15:46:14 (UTC)
  • 31-05-2024 17:46:14 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) -43.0380, 41.4280 at 15 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

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Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

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Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
mb 5.3
Mwp 6.1

Mwpd 6.2
-43.0383 41.4281 15 2024-05-31
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 128395741
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-05-31 15:46:14
Latitude -43.0383
Longitude 41.4281
Depth (km) 15 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 128395741


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 47478698
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 16497723
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 83
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 38947800.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 51.6938
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.89056
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 18
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 128395741
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-31 16:02:51


Field Value
Value 6.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 15
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 128395741
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-31 16:02:51


Field Value
Value 5.3
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 37
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 128395741
Agency INGV
Autore Auto added
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-05-31 16:02:51
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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