A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 292 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (181 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.94 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.503 West, latitude -54.84 South, depth = 17.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rat. Id of event: us10006rat. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 07:19:48 / September 21, 2016 @ 7:19 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:19:48 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 292 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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