A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 108 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (67 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 11:39:05 / October 17, 2015 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:39:05 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.44 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qxq. Id of event: us10003qxq. Exact location of event, longitude -27.546 West, latitude -55.7445 South, depth = 3.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 108 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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