A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 51 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (32 miles). Exact location, longitude -27.5056° West, latitude -56.2738° South, depth = 101.37 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.37 km (63 miles). Global time and date of event 20/02/18 / 2018-02-20 15:02:07 / February 20, 2018 @ 3:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d5d6. Id of event: us2000d5d6. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:02:07 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
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