A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 60 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (37 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 119.26 km (74 miles). Exact location of event, depth 119.26 km, -27.6226° West, -56.2123° South. Event id: us10004qp2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qp2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 01:07:14 / February 18, 2016 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:07:14 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 60 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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