A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 69 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (43 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 16:04:32 / May 11, 2017 @ 4:04 pm. Event id: us10008rhw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008rhw. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:04:32 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -26.0649 West, latitude -56.6871 South, depth = 35 km.
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 eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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