A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 31.91 km, -31.592° West, -55.2794° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.91 km (20 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:00:39 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 18:00:39 / September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006qgc. Id of event: us10006qgc.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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