A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (31 miles) on Saturday. The 7.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:47:01 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -27.0364 West, latitude -56.2571 South, depth = 93.17 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.17 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005ysu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o7vsif, us20005ysu. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 09:47:01 / May 28, 2016 @ 9:47 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 50 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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