A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 18:03:26 / September 14, 2016 @ 6:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 115.09 km, -27.5746° West, -56.0855° South. The temblor was picked up at 16:03:26 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.09 km (72 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006pj2. Event ids that are associated: us10006pj2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 72 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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