A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 118 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:52:56 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 14:52:56 / January 18, 2017 @ 2:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -25.9544° West, -57.5177° South, depth 57.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007tyy. Event ids that are associated: us10007tyy. The epicenter was at a depth of 57.64 km (36 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 118 km SE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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