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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -56.5846S, -25.8315WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.8315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.5846° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km E 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 2017-05-11 15:58:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 21:50:47 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 416 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 19.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10008tbi Id of event.
Event Code 10008tbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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