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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag has occurred near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -55.335S, -30.7714WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 269 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (167 miles) on Friday. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:36:01 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:36:01 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10006gi2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gi2. Exact location of event, longitude -30.7714 West, latitude -55.335 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 269 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -30.7714° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.335° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 269km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-19 07:36:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 06:55:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 0 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 500 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.471 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006gi2 Id of event.
Event Code 10006gi2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gi2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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