A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 119 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (74 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 05:25:39 / April 19, 2016 @ 5:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10.62 km, -27.2317° West, -55.6255° South. The temblor was detected at 03:25:39 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.62 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jqc. Unique identifier: us20005jqc.
Every 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 nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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