A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported South Georgia Island region (0 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/17 / 2017-01-24 02:38:40 / January 24, 2017 @ 2:38 am. Unique identifier: us10007v3u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007v3u. The temblor was detected at 00:38:40 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.09 km (21 miles). Exact location, longitude -31.3578° West, latitude -55.1143° South, depth = 34.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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