A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 74 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (46 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -26.509° West, latitude -56.1538° South, depth = 37.56 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 03:13:00 / April 10, 2017 @ 3:13 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.56 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008g5m. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008g5m. The temblor was reported at 01:13:00 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter).
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 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km NE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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