A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (32 miles) on Thursday. Global time and date of event 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 14:59:58 / March 10, 2016 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -26.532 West, latitude -56.4228 South, depth = 53.3 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004xtc. Unique identifier: us10004xtc. The temblor was detected at 12:59:58 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.3 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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