A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 84 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (52 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 15:58:25 / May 11, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. The temblor was detected at 13:58:25 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -25.8315 West, latitude -56.5846 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008tbi. Event ids that are associated: us10008tbi.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 84 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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