A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (64 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -27.5378 West, latitude -55.7937 South, depth = 37.79 km. The temblor was detected at 12:46:08 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). 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 37.79 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006rcl. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rcl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 14:46:08 / September 21, 2016 @ 2:46 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 103 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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