A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 111 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (69 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.87 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 02:18:23 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005jq0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005jq0. Exact location of earthquake, -27.2574° West, -55.6988° South, depth 40.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 04:18:23 / April 19, 2016 @ 4:18 am.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 111 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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