Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Visokoi Island in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands



Earthquake location -55.5943S, -29.2735WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (111 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 07:33:44 / August 19, 2017 @ 7:33 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000a9q2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9q2. The temblor was detected at 05:33:44 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -29.2735° West, -55.5943° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Did you feel the quake?

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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 178 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -29.2735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -55.5943° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 178km NW 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 2017-08-19 07:33:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-19 07:49:22 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 400 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 9.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us2000a9q2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9q2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9q2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply