A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 272 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (169 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:48:56 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -30.7457° West, latitude -55.2686° South, depth = 33.47 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.47 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jka. Id of event: us10006jka. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 06:48:56 / September 2, 2016 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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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: 272 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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