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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 57 km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -56.8246S, -26.293WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -26.293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.8246° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km ESE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-15 17:02:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-15 17:47:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -120 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 0 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 400 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 ,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 6.32 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008skv Id of event.
Event Code 10008skv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008skv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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