A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 279 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (173 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.77 km (19 miles). Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 01:57:53 / September 2, 2016 @ 1:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 30.77 km, -30.9535° West, -55.3202° South. Event id: us10006jj6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jj6. The temblor was picked up at 23:57:53 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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