A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 217 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (135 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 10:14:33 / August 12, 2017 @ 10:14 am UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:33 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a7ka. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7ka. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -29.9817 West, latitude -55.5226 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 217 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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