A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 298 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (185 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.52 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 07:50:22 / September 24, 2016 @ 7:50 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:50:22 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s9l. Id of event: us10006s9l. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -30.6314 West, latitude -54.8456 South, depth = 16.52 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 298 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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