A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (45 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.98 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098bt. Id of event: us100098bt. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:57:02 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -27.7008° West, -56.0972° South, depth 67.98 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 05:57:02 / July 9, 2017 @ 5:57 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 73 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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