A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 57 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (35 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude -26.293° West, latitude -56.8246° South, depth = 58.46 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:02:11 / 3:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/05/17 / 2017-05-15 17:02:11 / May 15, 2017 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us10008skv. Unique identifier: us10008skv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.46 km (36 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 57 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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