A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 101 km NW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (63 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.45 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 11:23:35 / March 6, 2018 @ 11:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcur. Unique identifier: us2000dcur. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:35 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -28.21 West, latitude -55.9785 South, depth = 122.45 km.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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