A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 214 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (133 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 13:53:17 / April 4, 2017 @ 1:53 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:53:17 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -30.0623° West, latitude -55.618° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10008eak. Event ids that are associated: us10008eak.
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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