A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 88 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:26:38 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008i84. Event ids that are associated: us20008i84. Exact location of event, longitude -25.8719 West, latitude -56.3999 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 14:26:38 / February 7, 2017 @ 2:26 pm.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 seventy 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.
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