A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 205 km W of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (127 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -39.6363 West, latitude -54.5735 South, depth = 11.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.57 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usd0006rr6. Id of event: usd0006rr6. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/16 / 2016-03-09 15:50:24 / March 9, 2016 @ 3:50 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:50:24 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 205 km W of Grytviken, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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