A major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) strikes 69 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (43 miles) on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 09:47:03 / May 28, 2016 @ 9:47 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o7vsif. Id of event: at00o7vsif. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.9 West, latitude -56.1 South, depth = 103 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 7.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:47:03 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.
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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: 69 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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