A 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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