A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 266 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (165 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:59:07 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 05:59:07 / February 24, 2017 @ 5:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, -30.6451° West, -55.2851° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lyf. Id of event: us20008lyf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 266 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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