A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 285 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (177 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jhn. Unique identifier: us10006jhn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 22:56:34 / September 1, 2016 @ 10:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -30.9306° West, -55.2229° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:56:34 / 8:56 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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