A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 77 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (48 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 01:05:33 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 71.48 km (44 miles). Event id: us20008jvg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jvg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -26.6237 West, latitude -56.0813 South, depth = 71.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 03:05:33 / February 15, 2017 @ 3:05 am.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km NNE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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