A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (70 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 22:19:41 / March 15, 2017 @ 10:19 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.83 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: us20008tti. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008tti. Exact location, longitude -27.3466° West, latitude -55.6955° South, depth = 36.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:19:41 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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