A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 288 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (179 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.73 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 06:47:03 / September 2, 2016 @ 6:47 am. Exact location of event, depth 32.73 km, -30.9958° West, -55.229° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:47:03 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006jkb. Event ids that are associated: us10006jkb.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 288 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.