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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -56.6147S, -25.8406WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 83 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (52 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.48 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 45.48 km, -25.8406° West, -56.6147° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/05/17 / 2017-05-11 16:42:17 / May 11, 2017 @ 4:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:42:17 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tbd. Unique identifier: us10008tbd.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km E of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -25.8406° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -56.6147° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 16:42:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-06 18:27:24 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 385 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 6.492 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us10008tbd Id of event.
Event Code 10008tbd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008tbd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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