A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 210 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (130 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -30.2192 West, latitude -55.8317 South, depth = 32.86 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.86 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lac. Unique identifier: us10008lac. The temblor was picked up at 11:35:20 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 13:35:20 / April 27, 2017 @ 1:35 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-nine 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: 210 km WNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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