A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South Georgia Island region (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -31.3278° West, -55.2329° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghy. Id of event: us10006ghy. The temblor was reported at 06:13:40 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 08:13:40 / August 19, 2016 @ 8:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-eight, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South Georgia Island region.
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