A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 57 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (35 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us10008rht. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008rht. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:05:34 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -26.2667 West, latitude -56.7724 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 16:05:34 / May 11, 2017 @ 4:05 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
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 ten and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 57 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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