A 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.
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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, 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.
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