A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 110 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (68 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -25.4901 West, latitude -56.3935 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:42:07 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sqm. Id of event: us10008sqm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 14:42:07 / May 16, 2017 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 110 km ENE of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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