A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 155 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:48:02 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -28.3156° West, -55.4515° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000anjp. Id of event: us2000anjp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 18:48:02 / September 15, 2017 @ 6:48 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 155 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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