A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (25 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.65 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:01:30 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -27.0466 West, latitude -56.3495 South, depth = 38.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008j9s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j9s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 04:01:30 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:01 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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