A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 294 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (183 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:32:55 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.42 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -30.7241° West, -54.9555° South, depth 15.42 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s7r. Id of event: us10006s7r. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 01:32:55 / September 24, 2016 @ 1:32 am.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, 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 has struck near. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 294 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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