A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 115 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (71 miles) on Monday. 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). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 21:37:54 / July 10, 2017 @ 9:37 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:37:54 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100098nb. Event ids that are associated: us100098nb. Exact location of earthquake, -13.5142° West, -7.408° South, depth 10 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 115 km ENE of Georgetown, Saint Helena.
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