A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 263 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (163 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/16 / 2016-08-30 14:47:32 / August 30, 2016 @ 2:47 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:47:32 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006rjp. Event ids that are associated: us10006rjp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -30.3569° West, -55.1255° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 263 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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