A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 96 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (60 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.6 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -25.717° West, latitude -56.4064° South, depth = 50.6 km. Unique identifier: us20004hdj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004hdj. The temblor was picked up at 15:48:53 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 17:48:53 / December 15, 2015 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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