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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -54.7446S, -30.1907WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 287 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (178 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:42:04 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 07:42:04 / August 19, 2016 @ 7:42 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10006gi3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006gi3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -30.1907° West, latitude -54.7446° South, depth = 10 km.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 287 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -30.1907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -54.7446° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 287km NW 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 07:42:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-11 07:47:29 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 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 385 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 3.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10006gi3 Id of event.
Event Code 10006gi3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006gi3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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