A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (70 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 13:13:08 / March 30, 2017 @ 1:13 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:13:08 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -27.0356° West, latitude -55.6977° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d9x. Id of event: us10008d9x.
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. 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 ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 112 km N of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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