A 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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