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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near South Sandwich Islands region



Earthquake location -56.4162S, -25.7382WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, South Sandwich Islands region (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:23:36 / 11:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -25.7382° West, latitude -56.4162° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near South Sandwich Islands region (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008rb6. Event ids that are associated: pt17130001, at00oprfnh, us10008rb6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 23:23:36 / May 10, 2017 @ 11:23 pm.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South Sandwich Islands region. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.7382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.4162° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South Sandwich Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-10 23:23:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-10 23:43:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.02 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 1 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008rb6 Id of event.
Event Code 10008rb6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17130001,at00oprfnh,us10008rb6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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