A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 299 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena (186 miles). Exact location, longitude -12.667° West, latitude -5.8639° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a5ds. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5ds. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:56:57 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 19:56:57 / August 6, 2017 @ 7:56 pm.
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 299 km NE of Georgetown, Saint Helena.
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