A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 88 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (55 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.21 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -25.8676 West, latitude -56.3998 South, depth = 29.21 km. Id of earthquake: us20004hde. Event ids that are associated: us20004hde. Global time and date of event 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 17:08:27 / December 15, 2015 @ 5:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:08:27 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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